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sunset: All zones as annual
USDA: 5 to 10 as annual, 9b to 10 as a perennial
Frost Tolerance: Cold season annual in Phoenix, although it is sometimes possible to keep them alive over the summer, if they get enough water and shade
Heat Tolerance: They tend to stop blooming, look ragged in September when they start growing again.
Sun Exposure: Full sun, in hot summer areas, light shade is needed
Origin: Mediterranean basin
Growth Habits: Perennial generally used as hardy or half-hardy annual, up to 3 feet (90 cm) depending on variety, the dwarf types are up to 12 inches tall (30 cm).
Watering Needs: Regular water, keep the soil evenly moist.
Propagation: Seeds in spring or early fall (early fall in Phoenix)