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Easy to grow annual. Fountain mix contains white, lilac, carmine red, sky blue and white-eyed, deep blue flowers. As the name suggests, it is a trailing variety, ideal for growing in hanging baskets.
Sow late winter to mid-spring at 18-24 Celsius in a good seed compost, into seedtray, or just sprinkle the seeds into small pots.
Sow seeds on surface of compost and gently firm down compost; very fine seeds, do not need proper covering. Keep soil moist but do not overwater. Expose to light during germination, sealing in a polythene bag, or keep in a heated greenhouse after sowing. Germination usually takes 14-21 days.
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant in bunches of 5 - 10 and grow on in cooler conditions, in small-medium individual pots. Keep inside until after the last frost. Grow in cool, well-ventilated conditions and allow plenty of light, but shade from direct sun.Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out 10cm apart in a sunny spot, in light moist soil.