Scabiosa stellata

Starflower

R60.00

Small white flowers give way to decorative, bronze-colored seed heads. These globe-shaped heads can be used fresh or dried. Also known as drumstick flower.

 

50 seeds per packet

74 in stock

Category:
Flower type:Air
Life cycle:Annual
Climate:Tender perennial in areas with mild winters. Sensitive to frost.
Sowing guide:Sow in trays in early spring (recommended). Time sowing so that seedlings receive temperatures of 10-13 C. Transplant after 4-6 weeks. Alternatively, direct sow in spring.
Germination guide:10-12 days @ 18-21 C. Light required - cover seed with very thin layer of soil
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:23 cm
Pinch:Not necessary
Flowering time:90 days after sowing
Final height:80 cm

Growing Tips:

Provide horisontal plant support.


Harvesting Tips:

For seed heads, harvest when they are light green with dark edges and as soon as the star-shaped centers are turning black. Later harvesting (after the centers have fully turned or start to fall out), will result in seed heads shattering.

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