Favorite ornamental and edible plants in the garden. Early Splendor has gorgeous chocolate-colored leaves that are topped with brilliant crimson. This spectacular foliage plant excels in heat and humidity and provides color very early in the summer as soon as temperatures get warm clear up until frost season begins. Pinching out the center bud is recommended for optimum branching. Easy to grow.
Sowing: Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover the seed. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seeds with displaced soil. Harden off by growing at 62-65°F (17-18°C) and transplant outside after the last frost. Direct sow: After the last frost, sow thinly, barely covering the seed. When seedlings have first true leaves, thin to 12-15″ apart.