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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
In October you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals such as Sweet Peas which will grow to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Perennials and Wildflowers can also be sown now.

Scabiosa stellata 'Ping Pong'

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Scabiosa stellata 'Ping Pong' Seeds

Scabiosa 'Ping Pong' has glamorous cream and palest blue flowers followed by the most amazing seed heads. It is easy to grow and each plant produces masses of flowers. You can cut the flowers for arrangements but this variety is grown for it's seed heads which can be used fresh or dried. Sometimes called Paper Moons or Star Flowers the dried seed heads are brilliant in everlasting arrangements.

Sow outdoors in spring for flowers this summer then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce slightly earlier and sturdier stems, flowers and seed-heads the following year.

Genus Scabiosa stellata
Variety Ping Pong
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 60-75cm tall x 30cm wide (2-2.5 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow Seeds Sow indoors in early autumn then plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Sow indoors in early spring then plant out in May. Sow direct from May onwards.
Thin/Plant Out Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers well drained soil in full sun.
Please note that in cold areas young plants may need protection over winter.
Flower Production Glamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking. It's best to resist cutting the flowers as Ping Pong is grown for it's amazing seed heads which can be used fresh or dried.
Picking Pick Scabiosa flowers & seed heads early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7+ days in a vase and can be dried.
Planting Combinations Scabiosa is one of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. Scabiosa Ping Pong looks great in the garden or a vase with dark flowers such as Scabiosa 'Black Knight' and frothy fillers such as Ammi, Dill and Daucus 'Dara'.
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