Also known as an azalea type, Madame Butterfly has double petals creating full, fluffy blooms with a Victorian look. Excellent cut flower. The flowers are a colorful garnish for use in salads, desserts, and drinks. The flavor is floral and slightly bitter, so use sparingly. This mix consists of bronze/white, cherry/bronze, ivory, pink, red, rose, yellow and bronze blooms. For outdoor or greenhouse production. AAS winner.
• Edible Flowers: The flowers are a colorful garnish for use in salads, desserts, and drinks. The flavor is floral and slightly bitter, so use sparingly.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C).
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Surface sow 8-10 weeks before last frost. Light is required for germination, but a fine layer of vermiculite covering the seeds can maintain moisture levels and prevent algae growth. Bottom water or mist lightly to avoid covering the seed with displaced soil. Transplant to packs or larger containers when the first true leaves appear, approximately 3-4 weeks after sowing. After seedlings have 3-5 true leaves, grow at 50-55°F (10-13°C) at night and 60°F (16°C) during the days. Pinch back to 1 1/2-2" when the seedlings are about 3-4" tall to encourage branching. Direct seeding is not recommended.
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Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
110 - 120 Days
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
Variety is highly fragrant.
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
We carry dozens of All-America Selections winners, including seven Johnny's-bred varieties -- Jasper Cherry Tomato; Baby Bear Pumpkin; Bright Lights Swiss Chard; Diva Cucumber; Sunshine Kabocha Squash; Bonbon Buttercup Squash; and Carmen Pepper. Read about Johnny's Plant Breeding Program (article by Rob Johnston Jr., Johnny's founder and chairman).<br> <br> All-America Selections is an independent, nonprofit organization that trials new varieties alongside two or three similar varieties currently on the market, then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners. Submitted vegetable and flower varieties are tested by a geographically divergent network of independent judges to determine whether their garden performance is truly superior, with winners chosen on the basis of scores received from judges at 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada. Johnny's is proud to be an official trial ground site for AAS. (To learn more, visit the All-America Selections website.)