Scabiosa atropurpurea

Pincushion Flower


Elegant button-like flowers ride utop strong but slender stems. Branches hold a number of flowers, each one in a different stage of bloom. These bee friendly workhorses will flower all summer long and are easy to grow.


50 seeds per packet

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Flower type:Air
Life cycle:Hardy Annual
Climate:Behaves as tender perennial in areas with mild winters.
Sowing guide:Direct sow (recommended) in spring or sow in trays and transplant after 4-6 weeks
Germination guide:10-12 days @ 18-21 C. Light required - cover seed with very thin layer of soil
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:23 cm
Pinch:Not necessary
Flowering time:100 days after sowing
Final height:90 cm

Harvesting Tips:

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