Spencer Ice Cream
Heirloom variety from the Spencer Series. Highly fragrant, lightly ruffled, cream coloured blooms.
These are known as 'late or summer flowering' a they need a least 12 hours of daylight.
For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Feed fortnightly with a high-potash fertiliser when in bloom, and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.
Type : Hardy Annual
Position : Sun
Height : 200cm
Quantity per packet : 15
Sowing method : Direct sow in spring or autumn where they are to grow or start indoors 4-5 weeks before planting out. Requires darkness to germinate so cover seeds well.
When to plant : October - November or autumn sow in March
Spacing : 15cm
Depth : 3cm
Germination : 14-22 days
Days to maturity : 75
Flowers : December - February
When to pick : When partially open.
Vase life : 4-5 days