About Scabiosa Pincushion Flower
An absolutely stunning and exquisite flower that everyone will inquire about. This strain of Scabiosa has been specially selected for it's tall 32" strong wiry stems and a mix of 7 bright colors for the garden and for cutting. Scabiosa blooms all summer long and last well past the frost. The deer just ignore them in my garden.
Scabiosa Pincushion Flower
Planting and Growing Scabiosa
Make sure your Scabiosa “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.