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Agrostemma

Purple Queen and Pink Contessa

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Agrostemma

Purple Queen and Pink Contessa

(Agrostemma githago)
EXCLUSIVE – These beloved cottage garden flowers are easy to grow, drought tolerant and a real favorite of...
(Agrostemma githago)
EXCLUSIVE – These beloved cottage garden flowers are easy to grow, drought tolerant and a real favorite of hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. The free blooming, delicately fluted blossoms seem to float above slender foliage and sway in every breeze. We’ve combined lavender-rose “Purple Queen” and shell-pink “ Pink Contessa” for a lavish garden display of shimmering, satiny flowers and long-stemmed, graceful bouquets to cut and enjoy indoors.
Seed Count: Approx. 145 / Weight: 0.75 gms
$ 2.79

HARDY ANNUAL

Spring/summer bloom
Frost Hardy

 

BEST TO PLANT DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

MILD WINTER CLIMATES: Sow seeds either in early spring or in late fall to germinate and form deep roots for a long spring bloom.

COLD WINTER CLIMATES: Sow seed as early in spring as soil can be worked. Space seeds 1 to 2 inches apart in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade in hot areas. Cover 1/4 inch deep, firm soil and keep seed bed moist. Be patient; germination takes 14 to 21 days. After seedlings are well established and 2 or 3 inches tall, thin or transplant 8 to 10 inches apart. Keep plants well watered and weeded for best performance. 

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Sow seeds 1 inch apart in seed-starting mix, 4 to 6 weeks before last expected frost. Cover 1/4 inch deep, keep moist and provide a good light source until ready to plant outside when the weather warms up. Thin or transplant seedlings 8 to 10 inches apart when large enough to handle.

 

GROWING NOTES

SPRING SOWING: plant seed as early as soil can be worked to get sturdy plants that will provide many weeks of graceful bloom.

FALL SOWING: wait until soil has cooled in late fall. Extend the blooming season by cutting faded flowers before seed pods develop.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

February – April
September – November
Full sun
1/4 inch
1 – 2 inches
14 – 21 days
3 – 4 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

February – April
September – November
Full sun
1/4 inch
1 – 2 inches
14 – 21 days
3 – 4 feet

Plant In

February – April
September – November

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/4 inch

Space Seeds

1 – 2 inches

Days to Germinate

14 – 21 days

Mature Height

3 – 4 feet

Photos From Our Trial Garden

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