Scabiosa caucasica, S. columbaria, S. japonica var. alpina
FAMA DEEP BLUE Scabiosa Seeds
The largest, darkest blue scabiosa available. The giant, 4 inch flowers on long, 12 inch stems first appear in midsummer and continue into fall in most areas. They are long-lasting cut flowers. Easy to grow plants reach 20 inches tall; tolerate heat, humidity, & drought. Scabiosa 'Fama Deep Blue' ranks with Echinacea 'Magnus Superior' as one of the finest performing garden perennials. Winter hardy to zone 4.
HOUSE'S HYBRIDS Scabiosa Seeds
Produces a continuous supply of large, 3 inch pincushion type flowers on long, wiry stems from June right up until frost. They attract butterflies and are superb for cutting. Colors include shades of lavender, light to deep blue and silver-white. Grows 2-3 feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.
BLUE NOTE Scabiosa Seeds
The best dwarf, blue flowered scabiosa from seed. Full, low growing, compact plants freely produce large, 2 inch flowers atop 8-10 inch stems from June to October. They are excellent for cutting. Blue Note thrives in containers or at the front of mixed borders. A winter hardy perennial to zone 5, it can be grown as an annual everywhere. Combines beautifully with 'Diamond Pink' scabiosa.
Scabiosa japonica var. alpina
Genetically dwarf, heavy blooming, 12 inch tall plants, spread to 18 inches across, and produce soft pink flowers the first year from June to September. Winter hardy to zones 5 and above, Diamond Pink can be grown as an annual in zones 4 and below.
How to Plant SCABIOSA Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or
flats, press into soil but do
not cover. Needs light to
germinate. Kept at 70° F., germination is in
10-20 days for Scabiosa caucasica and 21-40 days for scabiosa ochroleuca. Can direct sow
into prepared seed beds in
groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced
12-18 inches apart. Thin to
the strongest plant.
Comments: Full sun, part shade in hottest climates. Moderate to regular water. Flowers attract bees, butterflies and are excellent for cutting. Plants resist deer and rabbits.