I am not sure I will have time to do this in the morning, so I will start it tonight just in case.
Before you all think that I have lost it with CRS.....Monday's subject of the day was Vacarria....and Tuesday's is Viscaria....2 different plants. LOL
NEW FOR 2013
BLUE ANGELViscaria Seeds
I ordered the mix this year. I am usually a lover of very bright and vivid colors, but for some reason I am liking the pastels this year.....go figure.
Wow that is beautiful. I wonder how big the flowers are and if it can handle humidity?
I can't find how it does in heat but found this (hmm) I may have to order seeds. LOL And here I said I was not ordering any this year.
Viscaria (Viscaria Oculata Blue Angel) - No flower seed is easier to grow than Viscaria seeds. What an amazing performer it is too! It will be blooming in 6 - 8 weeks after sowing the flower seed, and it has blooms all season long. Blue Viscaria makes an excellent cut flower with long stems perfect for a vase. The blooms are 2 inches across and have wide-open, two-tone blue petals.
Viscaria Blue Angel, some gardeners call it Catchfly or Rose of Heaven, is virtually carefree, thriving as well in poor, sandy soil as in rich, loamy soil. Catchfly Angel Blue plants reach 10 inches high and 10 inches wide. These prolific bloomers are perfect for your containers, sunny beds, borders, and edging. You can't go wrong with Viscaria Blue Angel seeds!
Directly sow Viscaria seeds outdoors in a prepared seedbed. Wait until last frost before planting the Viscaria Oculata seeds. Sow groups of 3 - 4 seeds and space them 10 inches apart. Thin to strongest plant.
Oh dear, they're blue. Gotta' have some. Wonder if they self seed?
I saw them on the Swallowtail site yesterday and almost ordered some. Now I wish I had but my order is already processed so I guess I will put them on the list for next year. I like the mixture of colors! And I missed the part about making good cut flowers, just what I was looking for this year.
I must have missed those. Oh well, my orders are all done for this year.
I love it! The mixture of colors is gorgeous. I am putting this on my list for next year. I CANNOT do another thing for this year. I REALLY can't! If I keep telling myself that perhaps I will believe it. LOL!
Apparently I missed them too but I usually go looking for seeds that I have on a list. Never heard of these. I like them. Now they will go on the list (for next year)
Del, I grew Silene last year & they call that catchfly too so must be in same family? No problem with the heat/humidity with those. The plants themselves have stayed green so I'm expecting them back next year. (They were perennials anyway). Of course we'll see what this arctic blast does to them. LOL
I just googled & Silene IS a form of Viscaria so I guess I'll just stick with that.
This is what the Silene looks like but it doesn't make little clumps like in the pictures of this SOD. The foliage makes a little clump & then a flower stalk comes up from that about 8" tall. When one stalk dies off another one appears.
Gayle....I also grew Silene last year....seeds I got from Anky on the seed train. They were labeled Stocks, but we later discovered that they were Silene....whoever shared them with her gave her the wrong name. I had a couple different colored ones....but don't think I took a picture. Charlene
Love 'em, they will go in my wish list.....Kathy
I, too, saw them, and almost ordered the, either from Swallowtail, or T's......but decided to wait. I figure I'll end up ordering again and I'll just get them then...........LOL!
plantdoctorzn4:Gayle....I also grew Silene last year....seeds I got from Anky on the seed train
Love the colors in the 1st pic....
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