I've also grown mine from seed for the first time ever @jeatacake started them off in a cold greenhouse. There's only to violet ones, the rest are pink and white. I've got a free packet of seeds with a magazine, they're all violet so will be doing them again next year!
Ha ha, yes it does, but the beautiful flowers certainly don't. I got my seeds from some I saw growing in Thailand in December when on holiday. That may account for why they're a bit slow here in chilly Britain! 😁