This is a beautiful mix of colors. Large flowers with ruffled, bicolor petals on 8-12" stems, which makes them perfect for arrangements. Plants are fairly heat tolerant. Sow near a fence or trellis, in a sunny area, as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Plants set roots best in cool weather. Mulching is recommended to keep soil cool and conserve moisture. For earlier bloom, start seeds indoors, in a cool location, 6-8 weeks before last heavy frost.