Amberboa muricata

Amberboa muricata is easy to grow, a very long-flowering scented thistle-like flower which is a new discovery I love for picking. More
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Amberboa muricata (Sweet Sultan) is easy to grow, a very long-flowering scented thistle-like flower which is a new discovery I love for picking.

Genus Amberboa muricata
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Sweet Sultan
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow April - June under cover or direct outside, 12mm deep in an area that has been finely raked.
Care Tips This looks beautiful planted in drifts, and will grow well in a container.
Flowering July - October, 10-12 weeks from sowing
Vase Life 5-7 days
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months, this is a cut-and-come-again variety.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Reviewed 23rd September 2016 by Emma

I sowed a whole packet - the slugs loved the seedlings and I love the plants that managed to survive. Still flowering end of Sept in Scotland.