2–5" rounded clusters of single-petaled, deep red velvet (almost black) blooms on long, strong stems. Bred for greenhouse and high-tunnel production but also suitable for open field. Demonstrated excellent performance overall in our fall-planted, overwintered and unheated tunnel trial; it bloomed about 4 weeks earlier than Amazon. Plant vernalization is not required to initiate flowering. Fragrant blooms. Plants are high yielding, producing long-lasting blooms, up to 14 days. Tender perennial in Zones 6–8. NOTE: Seed is coated with a non-NOP compliant pellet for sowing ease. Certified-organic growers, please check suitability with your certifier. Pelleted seeds. Ht. 18–36". Avg. 9,100 seeds/oz. Packet: 25 seeds.