Loved by birds and bees.
Architectural and dramatic producing spiky, cone-shaped flower heads loved by butterflies and bees on tall spiny stems in the second year or can be left to feed the birds, especially finches.
Sow indoors, January-April, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or on a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Germination may be erratic, so prick out seedlings individually as they develop. Further germination may be prompted by covering with plastic and leaving outside to chill for 2-3 weeks, after which you should bring into the warmth at approx. 15?C (60?F). Transplant individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5cm (3") pots. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out into well-drained soil, August-October, 45cm (18") apart.Once established, they can self-seed. Flowers: July-September, the following year.
Click & Collect
Please bring your order confirmation to the shop.
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Local Delivery (2-3 working days)
Postcodes L20, L21, L22, L23
£3.00. (Minimum order £25). Free delivery on orders over £50
Standard Delivery (2-3 working days)
We use a Next Day Tracked service but please allow up to 3 working days.
£6.95. Free delivery on orders over £100 'Excluding Paint'
£7.95. Scottish Lowlands (Postcodes DG, E, EH, FK, G, KA1-26, KA29-30, ML, PA1-19, TD) Free delivery on orders over £100 'Excluding Paint'
For Paint orders, the minimum delivery charge will be £8.50, or £9.50 for the Scottish Lowlands. For quantities over 2, £3 will be added per paint item.
Some heavy, large and/or fragile items are available for Local Delivery or Click & Collect only.
UK Highlands, Islands & Remote Areas - Please email for a quote. (See delivery page for full list of postcodes).
Unfortunately we are unable to deliver to BF (British Forces) Postcodes and BT, JE & GY Postcodes
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