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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.
This plant has even, glossy green foliage and flowers that (for me) are blooming starting the first week of August. I'm in zone 6 and the location has good drainage and partial shade with strong afternoon sun, which they don't seem to mind. This is their second full season growing, and they've filled out to about 1 ft diameter per plant.