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Lace Flower 'Lacy White '

Didiscus caerulea


Didiscus caerulea, also known as Trachymene belongs to a broad genus of annuals or semi-perennials and is known as the white Lace Flower for the unusualcrispy white 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.


Pure White, 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


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.



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 White '

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