The blue lace flower is native to Australia and the plant is an eye-catching plant that displays rounded globes of tiny, star-shaped flowers in shades of sky-blue or purple. The plant has colorful, long-lasting bloom that grows atop a single, slender stalk. The blue lace flower is a beautiful plant that deserves a place in the garden. Continue reading to learn how to grow blue lace flowers.


Information about Blue Lace Flower

The botanical name of Blue lace flower plants is Trachymene coerulea also known as Didiscus coeruleas, the plants are actually low-maintenance annuals that are ideal for sunny borders, cutting gardens, or flower beds where they provide sweetly scented blooms from late summer until the first frost. The Blue lace flower plants also look great in containers. Mature height of the plant is about twenty-four to thirty inches (61-75 cm.).

Furthermore, growing Blue lace flower plants is an easy task if you can provide a sunny spot with average, well-drained soil. Make sure you enrich the soil and improve drainage by digging in a few inches (8 cm.) of compost or manure before planting. If you actually live in a hot, sunny climate, the Blue lace flower plants appreciates a little afternoon shade. Shelter from strong winds is also very important.


 Growing Blue Lace Flower

The Blue lace flower plants are very easy to grow from seed. If you want to get a jump on the growing season, plant the Blue lace flower seeds in peat pots and move the seedlings to the garden about a week to 10 days after the last frost in spring. The Blue lace flower seeds actually need darkness and warmth to germinate, so put the pots in a dark room where temperatures are around seventy degrees Fahrenheit. You can also plant the Blue lace flower seeds directly in the garden. Cover the Blue lace flower seeds lightly, and then keep the soil moist until the Blue lace flower seeds germinate. Be sure to plant the Blue lace flower seeds in a permanent location, as the plant actually prefers to stay in one place and doesn’t transplant well.


How to Care for Blue Lace Flowers

Thin the Blue lace flower plants to a distance of about fifteen inches (38 cm.) when the seedlings reach heights of about two to three inches (5-8 cm.). Pinch the tips of the Blue lace flower plant seedlings to encourage fully, bushy growth. The plant actually need very little care once they are established. Make sure you water deeply, but only when the soil feels dry to the top.

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