Knautia macedonica ‘Melton Pastels’
Knautia macedonica ‘Melton Pastels’ have pom pom pincushions in a mix of baby pink, pale blue, salmon pink and wine red colours.
Delightful pastel colours & prolific blooming
Fortunately ‘Melton Pastels’ are also long, prolific, and continuous blooming, during all the summer & autumn months. As well as being delightful colours.
‘Melton Pastels’ also create a pretty clump of lacy leaves which are decorative even when they are not in flower.
Excellent cut flowers on long stems
Plus the delightful little pom-poms on the long, clean stems make excellent cut flowers.
So a patch of Knautia macedonica ‘Melton Pastels’ gives generous value in a compact space.
Frost hardy & water-wise
Plant in Full Sun to ½ Shade.
And ‘Melton Pastels’ can cope with the dappled light and bright shade under trees and shrubs very well, as well as thriving in brighter positions.
Knautia is particularly water-wise, and can manage on limited water.
And it is very hardy in frost, as well as being able to cope with heat.
Copes with a wide range of soils
Hardy little Knautia macedonica ‘Melton Pastels’ can also tolerate a wide range of soils, as long as they are well drained and not soggy.
And particularly likes some lime.
Hardy perennial clump.
60cm. H x 30cm. W.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow seeds for Knautia macedonica ‘Melton Pastels’ in punnets indoors at any time / or scatter in garden in winter, spring or autumn.
Sow indoors for quick & early plants: First sow the seeds in a punnet on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then gently press the seeds to the mix surface, to ensure good contact.
But barely cover the seeds with grit/mix/sand/vermiculite, as these seeds need good light to germinate.
Now thoroughly moisten the punnet by standing it in a shallow water bath, and allowing the moisture to percolate up to the surface from below.
Then place the moist punnet in a well-lit position (not in any direct sunlight).
Temperatures of 10°C-15°C are best for rapid and optimum germination.
Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days approx.
However if seedlings are shy to emerge – then wrap the moist, sown punnet in cling wrap & place in the fridge (not freezer) for 4 weeks.
Then remove from fridge, unwrap punnet & return to well-lit place.
Seed Count: 15 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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