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).
||cream pincushion flower
||creamy white (early summer)
||germinate at room temperature, do not exclude light
detailed seed-starting info below
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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|alex||Oct 18, 2005||Purchased seeds from a local seed grower (Bed Rock Seed Bank) of Scabiosa ochroleuca. It comes back reliably in a zone 3a setting (garden in the open prairie) + Chinnook conditions (which kills everything but the most hardy plants).
Alex - 3a, Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
Thanks for sharing your experience, Alex. Sounds like zone 4 is a conservative estimate.
- Seed from '00 trade. Baggy 70F with light (45%G, 7-18d)
- Seed from '02 garden. Baggy 70F with light (50%G, 9-21d)
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F with light (25%G, 9d)
- Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 70F with light (36%G, 10-20d)
- Seed from '13 trade. Baggy 70F (18%G, 6-19d)
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