Night and Day Sweet Scabious Seeds

Night and Day Sweet Scabious Seeds

Fragrant, Long-blooming, and Easy!

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item # 51702-PK-P1

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Such a stylish mix of black and white, blooming all summer and into fall in many climates! Annual Sweet Scabious is a glorious sunny garden presence, calling in all pollinators and sharing its marshmallow-like fragrance with the whole garden. Very easy to grow, it is a must-have for those flowering beds, open meadow spaces, and anywhere else you need carefree color and scent!

Night and Day is a mix of two varieties: a pure white and a dark violet that looks black. The plants have identical sizes and bloomtimes, making a perfect blend in the garden. The flowers reach about 2 to 2½ inches wide, arising in several short, somewhat stiff layers (giving rise to the common name of Pincushion Flower). These plants love sunshine, needing shade only in the hottest parts of the country, and once established can survive periods of drought with very little trouble.

Expect Night and Day to reach 3 feet tall in full bloom, and to spread about 18 to 24 inches wide. Give it plenty of water and food during the growth period, then let it go. It will flower for months, and if you leave the final blooms on the plants, they will re-seed in your garden. So while this Scabiosa is technically annual, really a single planting can last you for years!

Night and Day can be direct-sown, but for a quicker start you may want to begin the seeds indoors. Cover them lightly (or drop one seed into each bio sponge of your Bio Dome), and germinate at 60 to 65 degrees F. The first sprouts should appear about 7 to 10 days later, at which point you can lower the temperature to 60 degrees, then to 55. They are ready to transplant when the seedlings have at least 2 sets of true leaves and all danger of spring frost has passed. Packet is 50 seeds.

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