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Gathered scabious (cephalaria) seeds

Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,257
Hi all, I picked up a seed head today while out and about which had come from this:

Some kind of cephalaria based on a Google search for 'tall yellow scabious'

Does anyone know whether I can sow now to get them started off with growing ready for next year- or best waiting til later in the year now?

East Yorkshire


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,744
    it self seeds everywhere so be ready to remove those you don't want as it sends down a tap root at record speed.
  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,257
    Thanks. Yes I could see the plant was huge. Fancied growing some at my allotment.
    East Yorkshire
  • *Astrantia**Astrantia* Posts: 264
    Ive tried growing some this year from some collected seed can’t remember when I sowed the seed probably about March April time in a tiny unheated greenhouse & out of about 30 seeds I’ve got 6 plants they’re all still really small no sign of any flowers I’m hoping to keep them going maybe they’ll flower next year!!!
    Good luck 😁
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    @Mr. Vine Eye  - I sent you a message a while ago. x
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,815
    Oops, I planted one of those a year or so back. Has flowered for the first time this year, very pretty but I guess I'd better go and cut the seedheads off pretty quickly!
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,257
    Fire said:
    @Mr. Vine Eye  - I sent you a message a while ago. x
    So you did! Sorry, I missed it. I’m getting so many notification emails through from this website I must have not opened that one properly. Will reply!
    East Yorkshire
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