Then I potted it up by itself in a 10-inch (or so) pot, gave it some water, fertilized it every so often (whenever I fertilized my other container plants, which is whenever I thought of it) and just sat back and let it do its thing.
And did it ever. Here’s what it looked like last week. I put the original pot next to it for scale.
I love how the flowers fade out a little so the overall effect is a two-tone plant.
So don’t be afraid to pick up a less-than-perfect annual at the nursery. It might just turn out to be a stunner.