Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa caucasica, S. columbaria, S. japonica var. alpina

How to plant Scabiosa seeds

Scabiosa Fama Dark blue - Scabiosa caucasica - Perennial Flower Seeds PR00029

FAMA DEEP BLUE Scabiosa Scabiosa caucasica

Largest, darkest-blue, perennial scabiosa flower. The giant, 4 in. blooms on long, 12 in. stems, are long-lasting cut flowers. Bloom begins in midsummer, lasts into fall. Fama Deep Blue is an easy-to-grow, 20 in. tall perennial. Plants will tolerate heat, humidity, and drought. Fama Deep Blue scabiosa ranks with Echinacea 'Magnus Superior' as one of the finest performing garden perennials. Winter hardy to zone 4.

10 seeds - $3.99

Scabiosa House's Hybrids - Scabiosa caucasica - Perennial Flower Seeds PR01017

HOUSE'S HYBRIDS Scabiosa Scabiosa caucasica

House's Hybrids scabiosa produces a continuous supply of large, 3 in. pincushion-type flowers on long, wiry stems from June until frost. Flowers are in shades of lavender, light to deep blue and silver white. Blooms attract butterflies, are superb cut flowers. Plants grow 2-3 ft. tall, are winter hardy to zone 3.

25 seeds - $3.99

Scabiosa Blue Note - Scabiosa columbaria - Perennial Flower Seeds PR01239

BLUE NOTE Scabiosa Scabiosa columbaria

Full, low-growing, compact plants freely produce large, 2 in. blooms atop 8-10 in. long stems. Grow Blue Note scabiosa, in containers, rock gardens, or mixed borders. Plants flower June to October, are winter hardy to zone 5.

25 seeds - $2.49

Scabiosa Diamond Pink - Scabiosa japonica var. alpina - Perennial Flower Seeds PR10997

DIAMOND PINK Scabiosa Scabiosa japonica var. alpina

Genetically dwarf, heavy-blooming, 12 in. tall plants spread to 18 in. across, produce soft-pink flowers the first year, from June to September. Winter hardy to zones 5 and above, Diamond Pink scabiosa can be grown as an annual everywhere.

25 seeds - $2.49

How to Plant Scabiosa Seeds

How to Plant Scabiosa: Sow scabiosa seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil, do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 10-20 days. Can direct sow scabiosa seeds into prepared seed beds in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 12-18 in. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.

How to Grow Scabiosa: Full sun, part shade in hottest climates. Moderate to regular water, with good drainage. Flowers attract bees, butterflies, are excellent for cutting. Plants resist deer and rabbits.