Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfecta White’ – (Pincushion Flower)

$5.00

This plant is an old-fashioned  favorite  in the summer flower garden . It is an easy  flower to grow from seed, and rewards the grower with beautiful white flowers.

Description

This strain flowers the first year from seed. A native of the Caucasus Mountains, it has strong, stiff stems, and large flowers approx. 8cm  or more in diameter.

It has lovely frilly, large  white flowers which have long strong stems and are excellent as cut flowers.

It attracts bees and butterflies and flowers and is very easy to grow. It has a very long flowering season.

It likes full sun and fertile well drained soil.  It can take some drought once established.

Deadhead regularly to prolong flower production. Once the plant becomes larger it is wise to divide the root ball, discarding the older woody parts, to retain vigour.

Note: 15 seeds in packet

Sowing advice

Sow indoors winter and early spring. Sow 2mm deep into moist well-drained seed compost. Propagate 18-21°C. Germination takes 2-3 weeks. Transplant seedlings once when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on at 10°C. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed with 50cm spacing.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Pincushion, Scabious

Family

Dipsacaceae

Maximum Height

60cm

Number of seeds in packet

15