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Imperialis Mixed Sweet Sultan Seeds

Amberboa moschata

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Since Sweet Sultan does not transplant well, direct sowing is the best method. Sow 2-3 weeks before the last frost, planting the seeds 1/4" deep. Alternatively, the seed can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks, then planted after the last frost; for fall planting, direct sow the seed in late fall for early spring growth. Germination should take place within 14-20 days.

Growing: Keep the soil evenly moist, but do not over water. This plant prefers full sun and dry to well-drained soil. Water the plants carefully to avoid getting the foliage wet; excess moisture on the leaves can cause disease. This plant can grow well in cold climates, as well as tolerating heat and drought. The flowers attract bees and butterflies.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, cut the stems just when the blossoms are beginning to open. The flowers will stay fresh for 6-10 days. Sweet Sultan flowers also make excellent dried flowers.

Seed Saving: Allow the blooms to fully mature and dry on the stem. Remove the heads and spread them out to finish drying away from direct sunlight. Gently rub the seed heads to separate the seed from the husk. The small, oblong seeds will have a feathery tuft on one end. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Amberboa moschata

Species Origin: Asia

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 6,850

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 30 Inches

Uses: Cut Flowers

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~200 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $4.80 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $6.00 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $10.40 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $39.00 -+
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DESCRIPTION

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Native to the Middle East and Mediterranean regions, this flower has been popular in gardens since the 1600s because of its fragrant blossoms. Its common name, "Sweet Sultan," comes from its origins in the Eastern countries under the rule of the Ottoman Sultans. It belongs to the the same botanical family as its English cousin Bachelor's Button, or cornflower.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Since Sweet Sultan does not transplant well, direct sowing is the best method. Sow 2-3 weeks before the last frost, planting the seeds 1/4" deep. Alternatively, the seed can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks, then planted after the last frost; for fall planting, direct sow the seed in late fall for early spring growth. Germination should take place within 14-20 days.

Growing: Keep the soil evenly moist, but do not over water. This plant prefers full sun and dry to well-drained soil. Water the plants carefully to avoid getting the foliage wet; excess moisture on the leaves can cause disease. This plant can grow well in cold climates, as well as tolerating heat and drought. The flowers attract bees and butterflies.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, cut the stems just when the blossoms are beginning to open. The flowers will stay fresh for 6-10 days. Sweet Sultan flowers also make excellent dried flowers.

Seed Saving: Allow the blooms to fully mature and dry on the stem. Remove the heads and spread them out to finish drying away from direct sunlight. Gently rub the seed heads to separate the seed from the husk. The small, oblong seeds will have a feathery tuft on one end. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Amberboa moschata

Species Origin: Asia

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 6,850

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 30 Inches

Uses: Cut Flowers

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