Lace Flower Seeds - Pink Didiscus

(Trachymene coerulea) Annual. 100 days to maturity. 

Didiscus boasts delicate, pale pink 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 visits from garden friendly insects! 

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Growth Habit: Upright, branching growth to 3 feet, with fern-like foliage, sturdy stems, and delicate 3” umbrels made up of hundreds of tiny star shaped flower. 

Sun Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Soil Preference: Sandy, well-drained soil

When to Plant: Sow seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last Spring frost OR direct seed outdoors in early Spring.

How to Plant:  

Direct sow:  sow seeds in soil ½” deep and cover well, as seeds need darkness to germinate. Seeds will germinate in 14-21 days. Thin young plants to 1 foot apart. 

Transplant: sow seeds in containers ½  deep and cover well, as seeds need darkness to germinate. Seeds should germinate in 14-21 days. 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 half or more 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. 

 

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