I do grow a few plants, if I like the look of them. This dark orange seedling was the darkest from a
commercial batch. The best way to obtain good plants is to look through mixed seedlings and pick out the ones
Most of the newer colours are available commercially only as seed, or as young plants for serious money.
Under perfect conditions seed of some of the modern commercial varieties can produce flowers in two or three
years. On the other hand, I have a seedling, currently about 15cm tall, that was sown in 1984. I am not a
naturally patient person, so I find this quite trying!