Seeds - Scabiosa, Starflower OG (SGH)
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Description: Pale blue flowers are pretty, but the seedheads are the 'star' of the show! Architectural seedheads are prized for their artistry in fresh or dried bouquets.
Pack Size: ~ 25 seeds
Seed Source: Certified Organic
Latin Name: Scabiosa stellata
Alternative Names: Pincushion flower
Main Uses: Annul flower; cut flower, pollinator-friendly
Zone Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 60 - 90 cm (24 - 36")
Flower Color: Pale blue
Flowering Time: Early summer through early fall
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 10 - 12 days at 18 - 21°C.
Sowing: Indoors 3 - 4 weeks before your local average last frost date
Planting Depth: Barely covered
Spacing (Seedlings): Sow 3 seeds per starter pot; space seedlings out 22 - 30 cm (9 - 12") apart
Growing in Containers: Does best in the garden or large pots.
Fertilizing (Containers): If container growing, apply general-purpose organic fertilizer every two weeks through summer.
Watering (Containers): Water containers deeply when the top inch feels dry to the touch. Monitor every day or two during very hot weather.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Not well suited to mixed planters, but very well suited to larger raised beds.
Fertilizing (Garden): Grow in garden beds amended with compost and other organic material. No need for additional fertilizer.
Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Water mature plants weekly during hot weather.
Beneficials Attracted to this Plant: Attracts pollinating bees, butterflies, and hoverflies (these are good - they are excellent aphid eaters!).
Harvesting: Cut flowers just as they open for the best vase-life
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.