Cephalaria gigantea

Giant Pincushion Flower


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This gigantic pincushion has a magnificent clump of dark green leaves with yellow scabiosa-like flowers on very tall stems. Branches hold a number of flowers, each one in a different stage of bloom.


30 seeds per packet

20 in stock

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    Flower type:Air
    Life cycle:Perennial
    Climate:Prefers a more moderate climate. Can withstand heavy frost once established and will live for many years.
    Sowing guide:Sow in trays in autumn (in moderate climates) or in spring and transplant after 4-6 weeks after any danger of frost has passed.
    Planting Season:Autumn / Spring
    Germination guide:14-21 days @ 18-21 C. Light required, but avoid direct sunlight - cover seed with very thin layer of soil or vermiculite. Keep trays moist until germination occurs.
    Good Bee Food:No
    Flowering time:100 days after sowing
    Pinch:Not necessary
    Position:Full Sun
    Final height:180-240 cm
    Spacing:60 cm

    Harvesting Tips:

    Harvest when the individual florets of the flower are starting to open. Expected vase life is 7-10 days. Flowers can also be dried.

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