I have grown this from seed. I have never WS sown it. I plant in the greehhouse in feb. Is a nice size four inch by May. I have bought this from different sources and every year the seed comes smashed.
Its a pellet. This year I ordered from HPS catalog and they sent in a box so the seed is good.
What comes from seed is the older variety with smallish flowers. Not like the new varieties with 1/2 blooms. The flowers are more like the size of a pencil eraser maybe a bit bigger.