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Starflower Seeds Scabiosa stellata

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Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $16.95 Notify Me
1/4 Pound $40.95 40% Notify Me
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  • A truly unique flower!
  • Excellent in Dried Floral Arrangements
  • Also known as Drumstick Flower

Product Description

Starflower Seeds

Sometimes known as "drumstick flower," Starflower features pale blue flowers that turn into bronze-colored seed heads. Grown usually for the papery seed pods, which are excellent for both fresh and dried bouquets.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Starflower Seeds
    Botanical Name:Scabiosa stellata
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Tall green stalks with spherical starlike clusters of pale blue, almost white blossoms. These are excellent for dried flowers.
    Features:Open Pollinated, Good for Dried Flowers
    Color:White
    Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
    Plant Height:Up to 36 inches
    Plant Spacing:12-18 inches
    Planting Depth:1/16 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:300 mg
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Starflower

    When to Plant Starflower Seeds

    Direct sow Starflower seeds about 2-3 weeks before the final frost of the Spring. Starflower seeds can also be started indoors, 4-6 weeks before the final frost date in Spring, after cold stratifying your seeds for 2-3 weeks.

    Where to Plant Starflower Seeds

    Starflower can thrive in locations that receive Full Sun to Partial Shade conditions, ideally 6-8 hours of sunlight exposure per day. Choose rich, moist well-draining soil for your Starflower seeds - if needed, peat moss and sand can be amended into the soil to help ensure proper drainage.

    How to Plant Starflower Seeds

    Sow Starflower seeds onto the surface of the soil, and compress firmly. Do not cover your Starflower seeds, as they require sunlight in order to germinate. Seedlings will germinate in approximately 10-12 days.

    How to Care for Starflower

    Once established, Starflower requires very little care or maintenance. Starflower will self-sow if allowed to go to seed - to control this, deadhead spent flowers before seed pods develop. Cut down growth that dies back in the fall, and clear the debris.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    Amount Recommended Coverage
       
    Packet Up to 20 Sq. Ft
    Ounce Package Up to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound Package Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound Sack Up to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound Sack Up to 1.3 Acres

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