SCABIOSA ochroleuca 'Moon Dance'

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SCABIOSA ochroleuca 'Moon Dance'

Pincushion Flower, Scabious
[Pixie Yellow]
Select Item No. SB257

Quantitative Restriction

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Dipsacaceae
Origin: Russia
Special Features: Shorter and more compact than the species. Pincushion like flowers, abundant flowering, an outstanding selection by the University of Georgia.
Historical: Selection from the University of Georgia (USA). Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEED in 2007.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: light yellow
Natural Flowering Period: June - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: fine pinnatifid
Growth Habit: cushion / compact / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden / suitable for cutting / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.05263 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
950
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(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: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 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: 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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