Common name: Love in a mist
It is native to the coastline of the Mediterranean and southwest Asia.
They can grow to around 600mm (2ft) depending upon variety.
The leaves are thread like which gives a misty look to the plant hence the common name.
The white, yellow, pink, pale blue or pale purple 5-10 petalled flowers appear in late June and continue through into August/September.
The flowers are followed by 25mm brown seed pods.
At this stage the stems are sometimes cut and collected then used in flower arrangements.
Week 15: Sow seed in pots / trays of seed compost and germinate at a temperature of 12°- 15°C (54°- 57°F).
Germination should take seven to ten days.
Alternatively, sow in there flowering site, thinning them out as necessary later.
Week 17: Prick out seedlings into cell trays or boxes of potting compost and gradually harden off until planting out time.
Week 21: Plant out 250-300mm (10"-12") apart in a sunny spot.