Sweet Sultan Desert Star (Amberboa Cyanopsis Muricata) 50 seeds (#898)
Charming scented lilac flowers with soft creamy centres create airy, informal displays and their long stems make them an ideal cut flower.
Especially loved by bees, butterflies and hoverflies. fFlowers in 10-12 weeks after the germination. Flowerers in 2-3 months and it is a cut-and-come-again variety.
Cyanopsis muricata is an alternative name. Cyanopsis is Greek and refers to its blue appearance.
Wonderful grouped together in borders, looks beautiful planted in drifts, and will grow well in a container. It can be seen growing wild in incredible, natural drifts in Spain.
Keep the soil evenly moist, but do not over water.
Water the plants carefully to avoid getting the foliage wet; excess moisture on the leaves can cause disease.
Sweet Sultan can grow well in cold climates, as well as tolerating heat and drought.
These flowers attract bees and butterflies.
Genus - Amberboa Cyanopsis
Species - Muricata
Common name - Sweet Sultan Desert Star
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,75 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil type - High fertile, moist, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Beautiful planted in drifts, and will grow well in a container
Bloom season - July - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Lilac
April-May in flowering position.
Sow 5 mm deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered.
Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days.
Thin seedlings to 25 cm apart. Water well until plants are established and keep weed free.
March-May 5 mm deep in trays of compost. Water well and place in a warm position.
A temperature of +10-+15C is ideal. Keep moist.
Transplant seedlings, 25 cm apart, to other trays when large enough to handle. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem.
Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 25cm apart, when frosts are over.
Flowers: June to October.
- Stock: 3
- Model ID: #898