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Knautia macedonica Melton Pastels

Knautia macedonica Melton Pastels

1 packet (30 seeds) @ $3.95

Catalog Code: 6344

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Knautia macedonica Melton Pastels

Hardy Herbaceous Perennial

  • Flowers: Summer
  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Height: 48 inches
  • Germination: Experience Useful
  • Aftercare: Easy
  • Special Features: Flowers in first year
  • Ideal for: Border, Cottage Garden

Description

Glorious scabious-like, 4cm (1½in) pin cushion blooms in the softer hues: blue, mauve, pink, rose, salmon and crimson. Excellent back of border plant producing masses of flowers in two flushes (provided you cut down spent bloom), through to autumn frosts. Suitable for most types of soil. Flowers summer to early autumn. Height 122cm (48in).

Sowing Instructions

Sowing time:late February-June.
Sowing depth:1.5mm (1/16in)

Sow in a good seed compost. Make sure that the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 10-30 days at 21-24C (70-75F).

Growing Instructions

Transplant when large enough to handle into boxes or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Later plant out 40cm (18in) apart in fertile well drained garden soil in a sunny spot.



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