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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Moluccella laevis
Plant type: cool-season annual
Height: 2-3 feet
Location and soil: part shade; average, well-drained soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, drying
Bloom time: late spring-early summer
Color range: green
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last heavy spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last heavy spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 25-35 days
Germination temp.: 55 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: just cover
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: seeds have hard seed coats, so soak in water overnight before sowing; self-sows readily; tolerates light frost

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