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Scabiosa ochroleuca

Scabiosa ochroleuca

Common name cream pincushion flower
Family dipsacaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers creamy white (early summer)
Size 2'
Light sun-light shade
From seed germinate at room temperature, do not exclude light
detailed seed-starting info below

Much more upright plant than Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue', with flowers held high on wiry stems. Ours has the misfortune of being located next to our hulking salvia glutinosa, which pushes it aside and robs it of light. Its gardener friend (that would be me) doesn't seem to be inclined to take action - but I'll be sad to see it go, so maybe I'll give it a better position next year (if it survived the summer, that is).

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

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '00 trade. Baggy 70F with light (45%G, 7-18d)
  2. Seed from '02 garden. Baggy 70F with light (50%G, 9-21d)
  3. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F with light (25%G, 9d)
  4. Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 70F with light (36%G, 10-20d)
  5. Seed from '13 trade. Baggy 70F (18%G, 6-19d)

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