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Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels' ™

Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels' ™
Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels' ™
Short code: 6344
Height: 120cm/48"
Description: Scabious like flowers blue, mauve, red, pink and salmon in colour on strong tall stems makes this an interesting choice as a cut flower. Common name: Knautia
Sowing/Growing information
Sowing Sow from May to July for flowering plants in June the following year or sow in January for a late flowering crop in July/August. Using a 286 plug tray or slightly larger sized unit, sow on to the surface of a moist well drained seed sowing compost lightly cover the seed with vermiculite and propagate at 15 to 18C. Germination should take place after 2 weeks.
Growing Grow on the seedlings in a lightly shaded area until they are established and fill the tray. Pot on in late August - September in to 1 litre pots or put 3 plugs in to 2 or 3 litre pots. Over winter in a well ventilated unheated glasshouse or tunnel for sales the following March / April or for flowering plants ready to sell in early May to June.
Flowering Period July / August
Hardiness Hardy Perennial
Cropping 10 to 14
Zone us 5,6,7,8,9
Product Seeds
Genus Knautia
Variety Melton Pastels
First Year Flowering Perennial YES
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