CEPHALARIA gigantea

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CEPHALARIA gigantea

Giant Pincushion Flower, Giant Scabious, Yellow Scabious
Select Item No. CA354

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Dipsacaceae
Origin: Caucasus to Sibirica
Special Features: Lovely, light-yellow colored scabiosa-like blooms on tall stems. Attracts honeybees.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: light yellow
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z7
Foliage: pinnatifid leaves with lanceolate to oblong segments that are notched along the edges
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 200 cm
Spacing between Plants: 75 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 20 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
50
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
50 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 5 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 3 - 4 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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