Robust plants with fully-double, bright lemon-yellow blooms.
Very similar to Goldy Double in plant habit and timing. Branching plants have 18-24" long stems and produce blooms 5-7" across. Compared to Starburst Lemon Aura, its blooms are larger and brighter in color. The plants are also more vigorous, taller, and later to flower. Produces minimal pollen. Branching. Ht. 60–72". Avg. 700 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C)
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) – After last frost. Transplant – Sow in final container 3-4 weeks prior to planting out. Dislikes root disturbance.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.
PLANT SPACING: 4-24". Single-stem varieties space 4-6" apart. Branching varieties space 18-24" apart.
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh – Flowers are just beginning to open. Dried – Flowers are completely open. Hang or use silica gel.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Light, well-drained soil. Excessive nitrogen may cause plants to grow too vigorously with abnormal flower shapes.
NOTES: Flower size and stem diameter are controlled by plant spacing, temperature, soil type, and day length. For early and late season production, select varieties that are day-length neutral or are noted as suitable for flowering under short days.
USES: Excellent cut flower or for gardens.