A. Likes good soil and warm, sunny, but will do well almost anywhere. Sow in spring, or early autumn on light, well-drained soils. Sow in flowering positions, thinning to about 10 in. apart. Heights vary from 1 ft. to 4 ft. depending on variety and strain. The dwarf -flowered strain reaches 1 ft. and should be grown more widely. The tall stock-flowered group attains a’Va—3 & and includes Los Angeles which is salmon-rose and Rosy Scarlet (the name describes the colour). These varieties are particularly useful for . The giant imperial varieties branch from the base with extra long flower spikes. Blue Spire is Oxford blue, Spire a pleasing and Miss California pink and salmon. They are 3 ½ —4 ft.