Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Tall Double Mix’


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Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Tall Double Flower Mixed’ Pincushion flower

Double pin-cushion flowers born on tall, wiry stems in a mix of pink, crimson, mauve and white. Flowers from June through to September if you keep up with the picking.

Plant type: hardy annual, sometimes classed as half hardy

Site: full sun, sheltered

Height: 1m

Plant spacing: 30cm

Sown to grown: 12 weeks

Min. seeds per packet: 150 seeds

Growing tips: sow in August and again in March, if winters are very cold for you overwinter Autumn sown plants in a cold frame and plant out in the Spring. 

Harvesting/Arranging tips: pick when the centres of the pin-cushion flowers are still tight. I use Scabiosa as an accent to support or compliment the focal flowers which could be roses or dahlias. They also work well in meadow style designs with a few grasses and an umbel or two.

Vase life: 7 days

Cost: £2.50