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Scorzonera (Salsify) & Tragopogon (Goatsbeard)

Salsify and Goatsbeards are annuals, biannuals to perennials from sunny meadows throughout Eurasia to North Africa. Most species have narrow, linear leaves and medium sized stalks crowned by yellow or pale purple to rosy-white flower heads followed by showy, large globular seed heads with filigrane "parachutes". All are easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot.
Sow seeds flat in any rich, well drained soil. Keep pots in a sunny, protected spot outside. Most species require a cooling period of several months prior to germination. If these species are sowed late in the year, they do not germinate before spring in the following year. Carefully transplant seedlings to the final spot in the garden from mid summer to early autumn or as soon as plants are strong enough.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package..
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Scorzonera purpurea (Rose-Flowered Salsify)

Scorzonera purpurea (Rose-Flowered Salsify)

20cm, Rose-Flowered Salsify is a perennial, small species from meadows in Central Europe. It makes a dense basal rosette of linear leaves and pale rose flower heads. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An excellent plant for the rock garden. III-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package7116 € 4,99
Tragopogon porrifolius ssp. australis (Cretan Goatsbeard)

Tragopogon porrifolius ssp. australis (Cretan Goatsbeard)

30 (45)cm, Cretan Goatsbeard is a perennial species from sunny meadows on Crete, Greece and has narrow leaves and a pale violet flower head, followed by showy, large ball like seed heads. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny and preferably protected spot. An excellent plant for the rock garden. IV-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0048 € 4,99
seed package
Tragopogon pratensis (Meadow Goatsbeard)

Tragopogon pratensis (Meadow Goatsbeard)

70cm, Meadow Goatsbeard is a perennial species from meadows throughout Europe and has upright stalks covered with linear leaves and topped by bright yellow flowers, which are followed by showy, large ball like seed heads. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. III-V.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4555 € 3,99
seed package