Scabiosa Seeds - Blue
USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 20 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 20 inches
Care & Maintenance: Scabiosa
Scabiosa (Scabiosa Caucasica Perfection Blue) - This is an old-fashioned favorite in the summer flower garden commonly known as Pincushion Flower. It is an easy and rewarding flower to grow from Scabiosa seeds, and it features fern-like foliage, stems that reach 20 inches, and rich lilac-blue colored blooms that resemble a pin cushion. These blooms are gorgeous and they make excellent cut flowers. Pincushion Flower Scabiosa plants are sun-lovers, and they are ideal for borders, edging, and beds. The are very attractive when planted in mass groupings.
The Scabiosa Pincushion plant is easy to take care of. Scabiosa flower care includes providing stakes for the plants in windy areas as they have delicate wiry stems. Pincushions flower heavily in early summer. Deadhead flowers, stems too, once they have finished blooming to prolong the blooming season, and then cut the plants back at the end of the growing season in autumn. It is necessary to divide the plants every 2 - 3 years to maintain vigorous growth. The Scabiosa Pincushion flower needs well-draining soil for winter survival.
Sow Scabiosa seeds indoors 10 weeks before the desired planting date. Press the Scabiosa Caucasica seeds gently into the starter mix. Keep the seed moist until germination. Pincushion seeds can also be sown directly outdoors after danger of frost has passed, but they will be very late to bloom. Sow the blue Pincushion flower seeds into well-draining soil that has been loosened and weeded. Sow the flower seeds in groups of 3 - 4 spaced 20 inches apart. Gently press the seed into the soil and keep it moist.