Scabiosa caucasica

Pincushion Flower Fama


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Elegant button-like flowers on slender stems, these beauties are a favourite among floral designers. A perennial workhorse in the garden that will keep flowering for most of the year in mild climates. Their seed pods provide interesting texture and a sense of whimsy to any garden or bouquet.


15 seeds per packet.

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Flower type:Disk
Life cycle:Tender Perennial
Climate:In areas with mild summers, plants will live for 3 years.
Sowing guide:Sow in trays in March to May or September. Time sowing so that seedlings receive termperatures of at least 18 C. Transplant after 6-8 weeks. Direct sowing is not recommended.
Planting Season:Autumn / Spring / Summer
Germination guide:10-12 days @ 21 C. Light required - cover seed with very thin layer of soil
Good Bee Food:No
Flowering time:September (if sown in March to May) or 100-140 days after sowing in September
Pinch:Not necessary
Position:Full Sun
Final height:60-80 cm
Spacing:30 cm

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when the bottom layer of florets are starting to open. Expected vase life is 7-10 days.

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