The seeds are sown direct in the flower beds or raised in the nursery. Chilling (cool) temperature brings out most beautiful colours. It makes an attractive pot plant with its colourful foliage for a long period. Prior to its coming into flowering in late April, the flowers are light yellow in colour and remain in bloom for a short period. The foliage is edible and is widely used for salad decoration. It is best used in mass display of colours in rows and undulations.