This variety of Pincushion Flower is a member of the Teasel family.
This variety of Pincushion Flower is a member of the Teasel family. It has big, slightly irregular ball shaped flowers in a full range of colours. Blooms are carried on long stems, making them suitable for cut flower arrangements. At 30 cm (12") in height, the plants are useful in borders and mass planting. Occasionally this variety will self sow. Scabiosa will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators to your garden.
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How To Grow
200 seeds/gram. Sow seed directly outdoors for best results. Select a sunny site with well-drained soil. Barely cover seed with soil and keep moist through the 10-14 day germination period. Thin the seedlings to 30 cm (12") apart when the plants are 5 cm (2") tall.
Blooming Season Begins
Tender Perennial Grown as an Annual
Days to Emergence
10 to 14
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Killed by Frost
Degree of Difficulty
Massing in a sunny site.
Containers and planters.
Superb cut flower.
Important plant in butterfly and hummingbird gardens.
Attractive to pollinators.