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.
Week 14: 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.
Week 16-18: 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.
Week 18: Place in coldframe to harden off till planting out time.
Week 21: 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.