Botanical Name: Lomelosia stellata
Native: Northern Africa and Southwestern Europe
Plant Dimensions: 18″–24″ tall, 12″ wide
Variety Information: 1″–1½”, pale blue flowers with white centers resemble pin heads in a small pincushion. The seedheads are globe-shaped, comprised of many translucent, cream-colored, papery cups with a dark “star” in the center of each. The star turns black as it matures to a ripe seed.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Blooms summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 65°–70°F.
Days to Emerge: 10 – 15 Days
Seed Depth: ⅛”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 9″ – 12″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 9″ – 12″