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.

 

30 seeds per packet

17 in stock

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    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.
    Planting Season:Spring
    Germination guide:10-12 days @ 18-21 C. Light required - cover seed with very thin layer of soil
    Good Bee Food:No
    Flowering time:90 days after sowing
    Pinch:Not necessary
    Position:Full Sun
    Final height:80 cm
    Spacing:23 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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