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Knautia arvensis Seeds...Seed from Old Fashioned Blue Pincushion Flower




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Height: 36" to 48"
Spread: 10" to 12"
Flower color:Blue - Lavender-Violet
Bloom time: Late Spring through Summer
Light: Full sun or part shade
Zone: 4-8
Water: Average
Soil: Average to Rich
Maintenance:





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KNAUTIA arvensis
** Knautia arvensis flower **

#0241 Knautia arvensis:
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[20 seeds per packet]
Germination: Slightly difficult. Start indoors 10-12 weeks prior to last spring frost. Sow seed in container on surface of good seed starting mix. Cover seeds with mix. Moisten. Place container inside a sandwich baggie and in a location at 68-70°F for one week. Then place container in refrigerator for 30 days, then move container to a location at 68-70°F where germination should begin in 10-30 days. Alternatively: place container in a sheltered location outdoors in late winter to early spring, checking for germination as weather warms. (It appears this seed germinates best after cold treatment, but then with fluctuating temperatures.)

Informational/Photo Links:
1) Knautia arvensis at Dave's Garden
2) Knautia arvensis at USDA
3) Knautia arvensis at Wikipedia
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