Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfecta Blue’


Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfecta Blue’ – Pincushion flower

A classic cut flower with soft lavender blue flowers in a simple, daisy-like form  on long, wiry stems makes this the perfect meadow-style flower. Loved by pollinators this first year flowering perennial  is easy to grow from seed. Flowers for a good three months if you keep up the picking.

Plant type: perennial

Site: full sun, well drained soil

Height: 60cm

Spacing: 30cm

Sown to grown: 20 weeks

Min. seeds per packet: 50 seeds

Growing tips: Sow a few every year to ensure continuity as they tend to be short lived perennial, especially in a wet winter.

Harvesting/Arranging tips: pick when the central florets are tightly closed and the outer petals are open and look fresh. The soft colour blends beautifully with garden roses, campanulas, daucus and sweet peas for a romantic English country garden look.

Vase life: 7-10 days

Cost: £2.50

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