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About This Plant...
Genus and species:
Height and width:
24-36 inches high; 16-20 inches wide
Location and soil:
sun; rich, well-drained soil; tolerates dry soil
flowers in desserts and candy; young fresh leaves in salads and vegetables; iced drinks; bees like flowers
Time needed to reach transplant size:
does not transplant well
When to transplant to garden:
When to sow outdoors:
1-2 weeks before last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
70 degrees F.
Days to maturity:
Spacing between plants:
Spacing between rows:
use fresh leaves and flowers at any time; for drying, remove flowers and leaves from stalks and place on a wire rack in a shady place, then store in an airtight jar
sow outdoors every 4 weeks for a steady harvest of fresh leaves and flowers; self-sows readily
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