Flowers crimson, June to September.
An easily grown annual, with single flowers,
slightly reflexed, about an inch and a half across.
There are several varieties, of which the best
are cardinalis, with bright crimson flowers verging
on “magenta”, and oculata, pink with
a darker eye.
Sow in the open in clumps or patches
about the end of March, and thin out promptly.
Seed may also be sown in August or September,
to stand the winter, and flower early the following