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Lace Flower 'Lacy Pink'

Didiscus caerulea

 

Didiscus caerulea, also known as Trachymene belongs to a broad genus of annuals or semi-perennials and is known as the Pink Lace Flower for the unusual soft pink flower color of the species. Each delicate lacy umbel shaped flower head is composed of tiny, star-shaped, sweetly fragrant flowers. 

Sweet-scented cut flower.

 

Soft pink, 2-2 1/2" blooms are held aloft on stiff stems. Flowers have a mild, clean fragrance and delicate appearance. Plant habit is branching and upright with few leaves. Plants produce blooms for up to two months

 

Details:
Plant tlife cycle: annual

Site: full sun

Height: 24-36”

Days to maturity: 100-110 days

Seed Depth : Surface 1/8 ". press into the soil, slightly cover

Plant spacing: 9”

Approx seeds per packet: 100

 

 

How to grow :
Sowing Direct:Sow where they are to flower once temperatures reach 59 to 68°F. Surface sow to no more than 1mm (1/8in) deep. Sow thinly in drills 12" apart in well-cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Lightly cover seedWater ground regularly, especially in dry periods. Germination will normally occur within 21 days at temperatures around 68 to 72°F . When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 8 to 12"apart.

 

Cutlivation:

Didiscus are very tolerant of heat, humidity, drought, exposure, wind, pests, and diseases.
Choose a sunny, well drained site. In very hot climates they would benefit from a little shade.
Plant 6 to 8 " apart. Use thin sticks to support the stems.

 

How to harvest :
Cut the flowers in the morning when approximately 80% of the flowers are open. 
For dried flowers, air dry flowers for two to three weeks in a dark, dry place. Darkness is necessary so the flowers do not turn brown.

 

Vase Life :  Will last up to 7 days

 

 

Didiscus Lace Flower 'Lacy Pink'

$3.95Price
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