Sow in pots 6-8 weeks before last frost; secure containers with plastic covering to retain moisture and keep at about 65°F in darkness while seeds germinate.
Recommended. Direct sow in spring in full sun when there is still a chance for a light frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Ridolfia will add intense and unusual color and dimension to the cottage garden. Perfect in back borders or along a fence, or weaving among other summer annuals, it also is a great filler in bouquets.
Keep moist but not saturated—about 1" of water per week, more during dry spells.
Mix about 2" of compost into the soil before planting.
Diseases & Pests:
No major pests or diseases.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
When florets have fully opened