Variously described as dark-crimson right through to dark-chocolate. I think these are more blackish purple, although when the sun shines on them they do look burgundy. The not-over large flowers are carried on long, slender stems which makes them great for cutting and for filling gaps between perennials in the border. These are half-hardy annuals, which means they can be sown in the autumn for late spring/early summer flowering. 300 seeds.
Sow shallowly from March to May to flower later in the summer. Can also be sown in a sheltered position in September for an early spring flowering. Sowing instructions are given on the back of the packet.