Pincushion Flower Variety Mix
Pincushion Variety Mix / Scabiosa atropurpurea
Includes 1 packet with minimum 50 seeds.
Lovely in mass plantings in the garden as well as in the vase.
The button shaped flowers of this cutting garden staple are both beautiful and versatile in a wide range of colours including black, pink, bright red, rose hues and pure white.
Blooms all summer long and after flowers fade they leave behind conical, textural seed pods.
TO GERMINATION: 10-12 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)
SOWING: Transplant (recommended) – Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Barely cover as light aids germination. Transplant to larger containers when the first true leaves appear. In the greenhouse, grow transplants at 50-55°F (10-13°C) to keep the plants from stretching. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost. Direct seed – After last frost date. Successive plantings every 2-3 weeks until late spring give the best quality flowers and pods. May require support.
DETAILS: 24-36 inches tall, maturity 90-100 days; plant 12 inches apart. No need to pinch.