Scabiosa Graminifolia ‘Green Dome’ – (Pincushion Flower)
This is a new plant which is a very useful addition to the garden, and is constantly in flower.
This is a new plant which was previously unknown. It is a very choice plant and is native to southern Europe.
It is constantly in flower, producing short stemmed lilac pink flowers in the form of a pincushion. It has narrow grass like leaves up to 10 cm long, covered with silvery hairs. It does best in soil that is sunny, neutral to alkaline, well drained and on the dry side.
It does not like winter moisture and should be divided approx every 3 years which will keep the plant vigorous and healthy.
Note: 16 seeds in packet
For best results, sow seeds immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. However, one can also sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, and often wait for spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown. But spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth if successful germination occurs.
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