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Baby Blue Eucalyptus Seeds

Baby Blue Eucalyptus Seeds

SKU: #1345

Also called florist silver dollar, 'Baby Blue' is a florist's staple. Long stems with rounded leaves in shades of dusty green, sometimes with purple highlights are excellent for a bouquet filler, wreath base, and are very sturdy when dried. With heady, menthol-like fragrance, it is widely used in aromatherapy, potpourri, as a pest deterrent, and much more. Perennial in USDA zones 9–11; also grown as an annual. As an annual, plants reach about 24"–42", but it can become a 35'-tall tree over time where perennial. Drought tolerant once established, heat tolerant, and rarely bothered by pests. Deer resistant.
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Variety Info

Family: Myrtaceae

Native: Australia

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 9–11; also grown as an annual.

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Fall; also flowers in spring if it overwinters

Plant Dimensions: When grown as an annual, expect plants to be 24"–42" tall and about 24" wide, depending on your growing-season length and climate. As a perennial, plants can tower to a 20' or even 35'-tall tree.

Variety Info: Flowers are small and creamy white.

Attributes: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 65°–75°F.

Days to Emerge: 10 – 45 Days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 – 3 seeds every 12"– 24"

Thinning: When seedlings have 2 – 3 sets of leaves, thin to 1 every 12 " – 24"