Pincushion Flower- Mixed

Scabiosa atropurpurea

Standard seed packet, 30 seeds

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Pincushion Flower- Mixed

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".

How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings or sow direct
Sowing Depth: 5mm
When: 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 to Maturity/Flowering: 190 days

(Product number: E5-01)
Seeds per gram: 270 seeds

SKU E5-01
Shipping Weight 0.0009kg
Botanical name: Scabiosa atropurpurea
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 30 seeds
Seeds per gram: 270

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