Pincushion Flower- Mixed

Scabiosa atropurpurea Open Pollinated

  • Perennial to 90cm
  • Great cut flowers
  • Butterfly & Bee attracting

Standard seed packet, 30 seeds

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'Pincushion Flower- Mixed' seeds

Scabiosa atropurpurea

  • Perennial to 90cm
  • Great cut flowers
  • Butterfly & Bee attracting

Short lived perennial to 90cm. Serrated mid-green leaves on a compact plant producing tall wiry stems with large solitary flower heads in a mixture of colours which may include various shade of pink, purple and white. Great for cut and dried flowers, cottage gardens, borders and beds. Low maintenance and drought tolerant once established.  Great for attracting bees, butterflies and beneficial insects to the garden. Has a history of medicinal uses, was once used to treat scabies. Also known as "Sweet Scabious", "Pincushions", "Mournful Widow" and "Scabieuse".

Seeds per gram: 270
Product code: E5-01

Best Months to Sow
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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings or sow direct
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Spring and autumn
Germination 10-12 days @ 18-21°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Perennial (short lived)
Plant Spacing 25cm
Plant Height 90cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 190 days

How To Grow



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Parcel Delivery Capped rate of $8.99
Express Delivery $15.00

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Ratings & Reviews

Pincushion Flower- Mixed

germinated and grew well, flowered great but they were all white which was a bit disappointing as i had bought the mixed colour pack
Helena W 23 February 2022