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Madonna Blend Lace Flower Seeds

Madonna Blend Lace Flower Seeds


Above slim, silver foliage, numerous, tiny, star-shaped blooms form 2"–3" pincushion-like flowerheads with a light scent that will draw you in, along with pollinators. This native Australian wildflower that was brought to the U.S. in the early 1800s is a soft, fragrant beauty that will charm you. Plants bloom for about 8 weeks; succession planting will extend the bloom period. Fairly drought tolerant; also known as didiscus. Perennial in USDA zones 7 and warmer, although usually grown as an annual.

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Variety Info

Family: Araliaceae, ginseng family, includes English ivy and sarsaparilla.

Native: Australia

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 7 and warmer, although usually grown as an annual.

Exposure: Full sun. Afternoon shade will prolong blooming in hot climates.

Bloom Period: Summer to fall

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall

Variety Info: 2"–3" flowers are lavender blue, pink, or white.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 64°–72°F.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; use biodegradable pots.

Days to Emerge: 14 – 21 Days

Seed Depth: 1/16" – 1/8"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6" – 8"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6" – 8"

Growing Info

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning and choose flowers that have 1/3 to 1/2 of the small florets open.

Special Care: When plants have 4–5 sets of leaves, pinch or clip the growing tip back to just above the next set of leaves to encourage bushiness.