This is a popular, easy to grow flower. A hardy annual native to California, but is easily grown throughout the United States. The delicate, sky blue, cup-shaped flowers continue to bloom throughout spring. Requires a light, sandy soil with moderate amounts of water. Prefers partial shade, but in cooler climates can tolerate full sun. A charmer in wooden barrels and hanging baskets. Germination: 7-30 days. Great for borders, rock gardens, hanging baskets. Seeding rate: 8 lbs. per acre. Blooming period: March-May. Fragrant. Attracts bees, butterflies, and birds. Also makes an excellent cut flower. HARDINESS ZONE: Annual (but reseeds itself easily, so it acts like a perennial in all zones). LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade . . . SOIL/WATER: Average.