Surface to just cover.
In hot and humid summer areas sow in pots 6 weeks before setting out in spring, while the weather is still cool for maximum flowering before summer heat sets in.
Recommended. Mix seed with clean sand and sow thinly in spring. Resow in mid-July for bloom starting in early fall. In warmer winter areas (zones 8-10) sow in fall to winter.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
A compact yet impactful annual with dazzling clustered flowers at the tips of the bare stems. Grow in masses with sweet alyssum, Clarkias and other hardy annuals of early summer. Toadflax is a superb early summer garden edger and container annual to sow in early spring. It blooms all season long in areas where summer nights cool to the high 50s or lower 60s. Shear lightly if bloom flags, or resow early to mid July for fall flowering. Beneficial insects, bees, and butterflies create a hive of activity around them, drawn to the abundant nectar-filled and pollen-rich flower spikes.
Keep evenly moist until well-established, then water during dry spells.
Mix in an inch of compost prior to planting if soil is especially poor.
Diseases & Pests:
If aphids appear, hose plants down daily until the pests are not longer present.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Cut when freshly open.