Surface sow; press lightly into soil.
Seed To Bloom:
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Keep at 70-75F. Once germinated and making growth, lower temperatures to 55-60F.
Not recommended, as seeds and new seedlings are very tiny and delicate.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Waves of cobalt blue flowers over slender foliage bloom all summer in coastal gardens, or where the summer temperatures dip in the evening. In warmer summer areas, it is a spring and early summer joy, the intense blue plays off of yellow, purple-red and orange flowers such as found in nemesia, toadflax, fennel flower nigella, and more. Pinch when setting out and deadhead, if desired.
Most pH levels are tolerated.
Mix in 1" of compost when planting.
Diseases & Pests:
Protect young plants from slugs by sprinkling some crushed eggshells or diatomaceous earth on the soil surface surrounding the plants. Pelletized iron phosphate is another effective option.