Also known as a pincushion flower and mourning bride. These soft frilly flowers are a very pretty creamy apricot and have a lovely antique look. The stems are long making for wonderful cut flowers with a long vase life, plants are tall and may need staking.
Type : Annual
Position : Full Sun and Shelter
Height : 100cm
Quantity per packet : 25
Sowing method : Transplant is recommended. Start indoors August - September
When to plant : October - November and autumn
Spacing : 30cm
Depth : Surface sow and cover very lightly as light is needed for germination.
Germination : 10-12 days
Days to maturity : 90-100
Flowers : December - March
When to pick : When flowers are partially open.
Vase life : 7-10 days