Shortspur seablush is a pretty annual wildflower that blooms in the spring with dense, headlike clusters of flowers in shades of bright pink to white. A native of western North America, shortspur seablush is a common plant in many habitat types, including sunny grassland, foothill woodland, chaparral, coastal prairie, and mountain meadows. Seablush height varies depending on soil type, ranging from .5″ to 2′ tall. It can be a tiny little flower on sun-baked, dry open ridges, or a tall and leafy plant on deep soils with more moisture. It is a member of the velerian family (Velerianaceae). Seablush is loved by many pollinator species, including bees and butterflies. A great addition to an annual wildflower seed mix for sunny locations. Established plants will generally reseed themselves. Direct seed in fall to early spring. Best seed germination may be accomplished with cool weather and fall rains; however, the seed is not dormant and does not require any pretreatment and may be germinated with cool temperatures in spring.
Shortspur seablush (Plectritis congesta) seed packets contain approximately 150 seeds per packet.
Seed Germination Instructions
No pretreatment required. May germinate with fall rain or in early spring. Sow outside in fall to early spring.