Scabiosa columbaria f. nana ‘Pincushion Pink’ seeds – ( Pincushion flower)

$4.10

A great little plant for the front of flower beds, which has a long flowering season, producing soft pink pincushion flowers.

Description

This plant is 25 cm high when in flower, and has soft pink pincushion flowers. It has a long flowering season and is very attractive to bees and butterflies. It forms a compact mound with basal leaves which are often divided in form. It is a valuable, and reliable  front of border plant which can be depended upon to produce almost  non stop colour.

Sowing advice for Scabiosa columbaria

Sow in spring, early summer and autumn, in seed trays or pots in moist seed raising mix
Sow 1.5mm deep. Cover seed lightly with soil after sowing as they need light for germination. Place the container in a propagator or seal in a plastic bag to keep the moisture constant. Put in a warm place to maintain an ideal temperature of 18 to 21°C. Keep the seed raising mix slightly damp but not wet. Shade the seeds after sowing. Scabiosa columbaria germinates in 2 to 3 weeks at 18 to 21°C. Prick out seedlings when large enough to handle into 9- 10 cm  pots after 4 weeks. Grow on at 10°C. Acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions before planting out. Space the plants 30 to 60cm apart.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Pincushion flower

Family

Dipsacaceae

Maximum Height

approx 25 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20