Easy to grow and a real favourite with children. Flowers like very large daisies with brightly coloured petals. Sow the seed thinly 1.3cm (½") deep direct into finely raked, moist, warm, weed-free soil where the plants are to flower. Germination usually takes 10-15 days. As the seedlings develop, thin them out gradually to achieve a final spacing of 30cm (12"). For early flowering sow in trays indoors in late February-March, transfer into 9cm (3½") pots, grow on then acclimatise before planting outside where the plants are to flower, once the risk of frosts have disappeared.