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Cephalaria dipsacoides

Common name scabious
Family dipsacaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers creamy yellow (summer)
Size 6'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed give 6 weeks cold, then germinates rapidly at room temperature. self-seeds in our garden.
detailed seed-starting info below

Rugged clumps of divided leaves, with tall upright stems of creamy pincushion flowers. Definitely back of the border. Ours is definitely ill-placed, in a corner of the side garden, where its sparse, open habit provides a look through to the white vinyl siding, rather than a lush leafy backdrop. I'll be moving it to a more naturalistic area of the garden this fall.

Cephalaria dipsacoides

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 garden. Baggy 35F (6w)-70F (83%, 3-5d)

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