Annual. Popular blooms of palest yellow and cream (like French vanilla ice cream) with a deep, dark chocolate eye make a fetching combination. Clustered blooms are great for bouquets. Easy to grow.
After danger of frost, sow seeds in open ground well exposed. Cover with 1 inch of soil. When plants are 4 inches tall, thin. Needs lots of water. Excellent as a tall background or as a screen. Use as a cut flower or bird seed.