Godetia is a hardy annual originating from California that will grow to around 300mm (12") high with a spread of 200mm (8").
The trumpet shaped flowers appear in early July, and come in shades of red through to white and often bi-colours of these shades.
Sow the seeds in pots/trays of seed compost and germinate at 18°-21°C (64°-70°F)
Germination should take about four to five days.
If large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into cell-trays or boxes of potting compost and grow on at same temperature for a week to ten days.
Place in coldframe to harden off till planting out time.
Plant out 150mm (6") apart when all fear of frost has passed.
They are best suited to a light sunny site with moist soil.
Excessively rich soils can encourage foliage at the expense of flowers.