SCABIOSA columbaria f. nana

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SCABIOSA columbaria f. nana

Little Pincushion, Small Scabious,
[Pincushion Blue]
Select Item No. SB251

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Dipsacaceae
Origin: Europe, Africa and Asia
Special Features: Long-flowering, trouble-free perennial which is remarkably similar to the celebrated 'Butterfly Blue'. 5 cm lavender-blue pincushion-like flowers. Long flowering and attracts butterflies.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: blue
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: basal leaves are often divided, stem leaves are more cut-leaf
Growth Habit: clumping / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.96078 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
510
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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