Lace Flower Seeds - Lavender Blue Didiscus
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(Trachymene coerulea) Annual. 100 days. Didiscus boasts elegant, pale blue umbrels. Stems are rigid and great for arrangements. Blooms are refreshingly fragrant and last around two months in the garden. Over those two months you will have many a visit from garden friendly insects!
Growth Habit: Upright, branching growth to 3 feet, with fern-like foliage, sturdy stems, and delicate 3” umbels made up of hundreds of tiny star shaped flowers.
Sun Requirements: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Sandy, well-drained soil
When to Plant: Sow seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost OR direct seed outdoors after last frost.
How to Plant:
Direct sow: Barely cover seeds with soil after last frost in Spring. Thin young plants to 1 foot apart.
Transplant: Barely cover seeds with soil. Transplant out after risk of frost. Take care not to overly disturb delicate roots when transplanting. Space young plants 1 foot apart.
When / How to Harvest: Harvest for two months in Summer when three quarters of the flowers on the umbrel are opened. Harvest flowers regularly for longer bloom time.
Uses: Lace flower is an elegant cut flower with sturdy stems and long vase life.