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Scabiosa africana (100 seeds)


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Scabiosa africana (Dipsacaceae)It grows fast, forming evergreen mounds of velvety leaves. Many thick stems shoot from the ground, bearing large rosettes of light green leaves. These big, soft and hairy leaves are oval shaped, about 160 mm long and 50 mm wide, with ruffled edges. From the leaves, the stems grow almost 1 m longer, dividing into side branches with the typical mauve scabious flowers at the tips. Sowing: The seed can be sown in autumn or spring and will take about 3 weeks to germinate. The seedlings transplant easily and are hardy to winter cold. Locality: Hermanus. Harvest: December 2023