Blue Lace Flower

49 in stock

    • 45 $


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Blue Lace Flower

plants should always be direct seeded because they do not transplant well. Plant in spring after the danger of frost has passed. As the plant grows it will form a lovely lacy mound of green leaves. In late July or early August it will begin to produce its blue lace blossoms. It is a prolific bloomer when grown in full sun. It will continue to bloom throughout the fall until there is a killing frost.

Type Spacing Planting Depth Days to Germination Maturity
Annual 12-18 in. 1/4 in. 12-14 45-60

Blue Lace Flower

Blue Lace Flowers are native to Australia and little is known about how this plant made its way to the New World. The plant’s Latin name is Trachymene Coerulea, but it is also identified by the Latin name Didiscus Coeruleus. Blue Lace Flower was probably carried to England and then introduced into the United States from England. Joseph Breck in his 1851 book, The Flower Garden, called didiscus, “…an elegant annual…producing its fine blue flowers in numerous umbrels…the size and shape of a large quilled Aster.” It was a popular cottage garden flower during Victorian times, but lost its popularity in the mid-20th century. Among commercial growers, Blue Lace Flower is now re-emerging as an important cut flower. The blossoms retain their beauty, color and form, when cut, for several weeks. The Blue Lace Flower produces beautiful, light blue blossoms which closely resemble Queen Anne’s Lace. The plant is, in fact, related to Ammi Majus, a garden flower whose common name is False Queen Anne’s Lace.

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