On Oct 6, 2007, wind from Mount Laurel, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
I started this annual, along with the 'red ensign', from seeds and was initially thrilled because the germination rate was great and the seedlings were strong. As they grew I found that aphids love this plant! I was able to controll the aphids by watering with a strong shower attachment and by the end of the summer they were cascading beautifully from our hanging porch baskets. I would try them again next year.
On Sep 9, 2004, 1alh1 from Sidney, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
These some up quickly when seed is sown where you want them to grow. If you don't thin seedlings, you'll wind up with a gorgeous low mound of constantly blooming plants. There is no need to deadhead, and they require only modest watering since the leaves and blooms act as a built-in mulch. Groundhogs love them, however, and once the mound is decimated, the plants never regain their former beauty.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Calistoga, California Hercules, California Soquel, California Umatilla, Florida South Amana, Iowa Barbourville, Kentucky Fremont, New Hampshire Ramblewood, New Jersey Greensboro, North Carolina Warrensville, North Carolina Lafayette, Tennessee Brazoria, Texas Garland, Texas Kalama, Washington