Scabiosa, 'Salmon Queen'
(Scabiosa atropurpurea) If it’s a little peace and quiet you’re after, look no farther then Salmon Queen. Not only will you be surrounded by the contented buzzing of well-fed pollinators, but you’ll delight in the sweet smelling, graceful swaying, and mind easing sight of downy pink-salmon flowers. Such long stems to 3’ and flowers that bloom and bloom and bloom! Time to add another to your growing pincushion collection. Annual.
85-100 Days. UO
Packet: 50 seeds
Product Code: SCA-SB-pkt
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Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before your last frost.
Transplant out after last frost.
Direct sow after last frost.
Note: Germination can be tricky. Patience!
Cover seeds very lightly
10-12 days @ soil temp 65-70F
Average-high. Tolerant to most soil types but prefers well-drained and evenly moist soil.
Loved by pollinators!
Some staking or netting keeps them upright and tidy.
Cut when flowers are in bud stage or just opening and expect a vase life of a week.