Cirsium japonicum Pink And Rose Beauty
Hardy Herbaceous Perennial
- Flowers: Late Summer
- Soil: Well drained
- Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8
- Height: 5 feet
- Germination: Easy
- Aftercare: Easy
- Ideal for: Border, Cut Flower
A native of Japan which is fast becoming a highly sort after cut flower, with its many globe-like flowers of soft pink and rose-red from late summer to autumn. Plants are easy to grow and offer small, mid-green foliage which is less thorny than other varieties.
|Sowing time:||February to June.|
|Sowing depth:||1.5mm (1/16 in)|
Sow in good seed compost and seal inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 21-40 days at 15-20C (60-70F).
Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Later plant out 60-90cm (24-30in) apart in ordinary garden soil and full sun.
The earliest sowings will flower the same year, later sowings will flower the following year.