Blue Lace Flower Seeds – Trachymene coerulea
*** Approximately 100 seeds per packet ***
A fast growing and free flowering annual to biennial plant from Western Australia with lovely heads of blue flowers on long stems, from October to January. It adapts readily to cultivation to give a splash of colour in flower beds. It likes freely draining acidic, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Good in full sun to semi shaded sites. Young plants need regular soil moisture in order to achieve good growth for flowering, tolerant of dry spells and light frosts once established. Heavier frost will knock the plant down. Tip pruning the plant when young will encourage more flower heads and produce a bushier plant. The blooms make good long lasting cut flowers. May self seed in the garden.
SEED SOWING – Sow in spring and autumn. No pretreatment is required. Plant direct where they are to grow or into pots or punnets to be pricked out as they grow large enough to handle. Sow into good seed raising mix and only just cover the seed with more mix. Do not plant too deeply. Keep moist but not wet or waterlogged until germination. Trachymene will germinate freely in 7 to 21 days.
The Gardening With Angus seed range is a mix of species that are either wild sourced from licensed harvesters or superior species selections grown in cultivation. The seeds are thoroughly tested for quality, viability & germination. They are meticulously cleaned followed by oxygen deprivation storage, before being sealed for freshness within a heat sealed seed sachet.