PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Scabiosa stellata 'Ping Pong'
Pincushion flower
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Type/Hardiness Annual, Hardy
Flowering period Summer
Height 18-36in/45cm-90cm
Light preference Sun
Soil preference Neutral to alkaline
Sowing time/depth Spring, 0.25-0.4in/6-10mm
Native to southern Europe, this most unusual plant produces fragrant, pale-blue spherical flower heads, but is grown primarily for the seed heads which follow... these are silvery and surrounded by unusual maroon and green bracts. They make a wonderful cut flower and dry extremely well.

Jumbo plug plants, when available, will be ready to plant out but may need some protection from slugs, etc. at first. If concerned, grow them on in pots until they are a little larger.

Sowing and/or growing instructions
Best sown direct in late spring, approx 1cm deep, but can also be raised earlier in pots under cover.
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