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Knautia macedonica Melton Pastels™
- Days to germinate : 10 to 14
- Flowers in : June the following year
- Germination : Experience Useful
- Aftercare : Easy
- Ideal for : Borders, Cottage Gardens
- Special Features : Flowers in 1st Year
- Height : 4 feet
Scabious like flowers blue, mauve, red, pink and salmon in colour on strong tall stems makes this an interesting choice as a cut flower.
Sow on to a moist seed sowing compost in a 576 plug tray or similar size unit cover lightly with vermiculite and propagate at 18 to 20c. Germination should begin to take place after about 10 days. Grow the seedlings on as cool as possible and shade from extremes of direct sunlight.
Grow on as cool as possible and when the seedlings are established enough to cover the tray pot into 10cm or 1 litre pots to over winter in a well ventilated unheated glasshouse tunnel or cold frame for plants for sale in May-June the following year. Knautia can be grown successfully as a cut flower and should be planted outdoors in March to produce a crop for July-August.
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