Jasione perennis ‘Blue light’ seeds – (Sheeps Bit Scabious)

$4.30

This cultivated form will produce a supply of beautiful sky-blue flowers with  almost round heads that are excellent for cutting.

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Description

This is a rare and unusual perennial which is native to southern Europe.

It produces many 4cm sky blue flower heads rather like pom poms on tall stems all summer long. It is easy to grow and makes a very good cut flower.

The foliage is low growing and a grey -green.

It looks good in the rock garden or front of the border. It  grows best in  nitrogen rich soils that are sandy and well drained in full sun to light shade. It also can be used to advantage  in a container.

Sowing advice

Sow directly spring-autumn or sow in pots or trays. Surface sow onto prepared soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Just cover seed with a sprinkling of soil or gently rake in. Ideal temp. 18-20°C. Keep moist. Germination takes 10-21 days approx. Thin seedlings as required. Can be started under glass if preferred and transplanted out after danger of frost has passed.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Sheep's bit scabious

Family

Campanulaceae

Maximum Height

60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

40