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Asperula orientalis, also known as blue woodruff or Oriental woodruff, is a herbaceous perennial plant that produces clusters of small, fragrant blue flowers in the spring and summer. Blue Surprise is a cultivar of Asperula orientalis that is known for its particularly vibrant blue flowers.

The seeds of Asperula orientalis Blue Surprise are small and brown, and can be sown in the spring or fall. Here are some steps you can follow to grow Asperula orientalis Blue Surprise seeds:

  1. Choose a location: Asperula orientalis Blue Surprise prefers well-drained soil and partial shade. Choose a spot in your garden or a container that receives filtered sunlight or morning sun but has shade during the hottest part of the day.

  2. Prepare the soil: Work some compost or well-rotted manure into the soil to improve its nutrient content and structure. Make sure the soil is moist but not waterlogged.

  3. Sow the seeds: Sprinkle the Asperula orientalis Blue Surprise seeds on the surface of the soil and cover them with a thin layer of soil. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate, which typically takes 2-4 weeks.

  4. Water and fertilize: Water the plants regularly, making sure not to let the soil dry out completely. Asperula orientalis Blue Surprise does not require a lot of fertilizer, but you can apply a balanced fertilizer once or twice during the growing season to promote healthy growth.

  5. Care for the plants: Once the plants are established, they require minimal care. You can deadhead the spent flowers to encourage more blooms, and prune back any yellowing or dead leaves as needed.

Overall, Asperula orientalis Blue Surprise is a hardy and attractive plant that can add vibrant color and fragrance to your garden. With proper care, you can grow this plant from seed and enjoy its blooms for many years to come.

Herb Specifications

  • Season: Annual
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 10
  • Height: 6 - 12 inches
  • Bloom Season: Late spring to early summer
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Environment: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Rich, moist soils
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Latin Name: Asperula Orientalis

Planting Directions

  • Temperature: 39F, after 14 days, move to 50F
  • Average Germ Time: 30 - 40 days
  • Light Required: Yes
  • Depth: 1/4 inch
  • Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
  • Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches

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