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We use several symbols and abbreviations in our catalog:
: especially fragrant
: great for containers
: great cut flower
: heat and/or drought tolerant
: attracts butterflies
: Honey Bee Favorite
: Native Flower
HA -- Hardy Annual.
Hardy annuals can stand some frost, so sow in the open ground well before the last spring frost date, or, in warm winter areas, sow in fall.
HHA -- Half-hardy Annual.
Half-hardy annuals will survive a very light frost but are planted in the open at the last spring frost date or a little later. They can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost.
TA -- Tender Annuals.
Tender annuals are warm weather plants that cannot withstand any frost and prefer warm nights. Tender annuals with long weeks to bloom (16-18+) should be started indoors 8-10 weeks before the last spring frost.
I've grown this plant for years, both for personal use and to sell at our local farmers market. It's a wonderful vine, very vigorous, and the flowers are gorgeous. Hummingbirds love them! I give the plant itself 5 stars, however the number of seeds stated brings down the rating. Our normal supplier had a backorder, so I needed to order elsewhere quickly. I purchased 5 packets, and they ranged from 30-34 seeds in each. I'm sure they measure by weight, which is fine, but if you state a number of seeds, that's at least how many should be in the packet. For those interested, we are located in coastal NH, start the seed in March, and they bloom profusely up until frost.