What do we call this colour? Lilac-pale-blue? Powdery lilac?
Either way, the colour becomes almost secondary (but only almost...) when you take a deep sniff. That scent!
What a beauty: large blooms, wonderful as cut flower and a climber too.
P.S. Allegedly, she also attracts hummingbirds but in my case it was more the bumblebees...
Height: 180cm (71")
Hardiness: Robust annual
Where: Full sun
When: January to March inside, April to May or August to October outside. To aid germination, soak seeds in water over night.
Spacing: 30cm (12")
Harvesting/Flowering: June to October
A paradise for insects
Tip: Cut yourself some flowers for the vase regularly and she'll reward you with more and more blooms.
Fotos: Janina Laszlo