Unwins Love in a Mist Delft Blue has delicate blue and white flowers that sit above light, feathery foliage. These decorative seed pods make an excellent addition to cut flower arrangements.
- Reminiscent of delftware pottery
- Cottage garden favourite
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For earlier flowering, sturdier plants, sow in trays of moist seed compost from February to April in gentle warmth (10-15c). Transplant 5cm (2in) apart into other trays of compost when seedlings are large enough to handle. Gradually accustom to cooler conditions before planting out from April onwards.
Rake soil to provide a firm, even surface. Sow seeds thinly in pre-watered soil, lightly covering them with a little more soil. Sowings made in semi-circular lines create a natural ‘drift’ effect. Keep moist until seedlings appear and as required in dry spells.
When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to allow their development and to prevent overcrowding.
Late summer and autumn-sown seedlings may benefit from cloche or fleece protection when hard frosts threaten. Such plants generally bloom earlier the following summer than spring-sown plants.