Park's Seed said "easy to grow" and I guess they were, but they didnt mention how long they take. I discovered later that the pros start the seeds in January, and that some varieties take 9 months to bloom. These only took 6.
The seeds were sown (inside under lights) March 29th, 16 out of 18 germinated, tiniest seedling I have grown, It was 3 weeks before I even moved them from the sowing tray to 3oz cups and another month before they moved to 9 oz cups. At the beginning of June they were moved outside and planted 3 to a pot in 6" clay pots.
They sure are beautiful now - I definitely want more next year and will start earlier.