Surface sow and press in.
Seed To Bloom:
Direct sow in springtime into cool soil.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
An early introduction to gardens, blue campion has been classified variously as a Lychnis, Silene, and Viscaria since its introduction from northern Africa circa 1844. An immediate favorite for its flurry of sky-blue blooms, the 'Blue Angel' variety is a choice selection for containers and garden edging in moderate summer areas, where it blooms long; elsewhere, expect a glorious show in early summer. Deadhead to prolong bloom, and select a few stems to cozy with sweet alyssum for a lovely bouquet.
While somewhat drought tolerant, this plant does best with about 1" of water per week, especially during dry spells. Do not over water.
Mix in a few inches of compost prior to planting. If soil is poor, supplement with an organic flower fertilizer.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when flowers are nearly open.