Plants are bushy with elegant, lightly musk-scented leaves which contrast well against the pale pink flowers which have dark pink veins. Native to southern England, these plants can be found along field edges and are loved by beneficial insects.
Plant Class: Hardy Perennial (HP).
Sow indoor for surest result, 0.5cm(1/4in) deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse or on a cool windowsill. Seedlings appear in 14-42 days. Transplant seedling 5cm(2in) apart to further trays when large enough to handle. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions before planting out 25cm(10in) apart (avoiding frosts).
Sow outdoors in a seed bed, 0.5cm(1/4in) deep into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 5cm(2in) apart before planting out to flowering positions in spring or autumn, spacing 25cm(10in) apart.