Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa caucasica

How to plant Scabiosa seeds

Scabiosa House's Hybrids - Scabiosa caucasica PR01017

HOUSE'S HYBRIDS Scabiosa Seeds 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 Fama Dark blue - Scabiosa caucasica PR00029

FAMA DEEP BLUE Scabiosa Seeds Scabiosa caucasica

Largest and darkest-blue perennial scabiosa flower. The giant 4 in. flowers held 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 is one of the finest garden perennials. Winter hardy to zone 4.

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How to Plant and Grow Scabiosa

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Plant Scabiosa Seeds: 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.

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.