Centratherum intermedium Pineapple Sangria
- Flowers: Midsummer onwards
- Position: Full sun
- Height: 24 inches
- Special Features: Drought resistant,flowers in first year,scented
- Ideal for: Border, Containers
Attractive, fluffy, lavender-blue, button-like flowers approx 2cm (¾in) across are produced all summer on bushy plants with unusual, pineapple fragrant foliage.
Very heat and drought tolerant, attracting butterflies and adding fragrance to borders or containers.
Height 50-60cm (20-24 inches).
Sow on the surface of a good free draining, damp, seed compost and place at a temperature of 20-22C (69-75F).
Lightly cover the seed with vermiculite.
Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 14-21 days.
Do not exclude light as this helps germination.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (5in) pots.
Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 30-45cm (12-18in) apart.