Scabiosa Finest Mix (Scabiosa)

Latin Name: S. atropurpurea

Item #: 1300

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(36 in/91 cm) An excellent mixture blended from separate colors, including rose shades, coral, crimson, purple, lavender, blue, and white.  Pkt contains 60 seeds.
(36 in/91 cm) An excellent mixture blended from separate colors, including rose shades, coral, crimson, purple, lavender, blue, and white. An eminent cut flower.  Pkt contains 60 seeds.

SCABIOSA (Mourning Bride or Pin Cushion)

Annual (3 ft/91 cm) Approx. 4,500 seeds per oz/28 g

GREENHOUSE: Sow Mar. 15th at 75°F/24°C soil temp. for 12 days. Maintain an air temp. of 75°F/24°C days and 60°F/16°C nights for about 2 weeks after germination. Transplant into paks 5 weeks after seeding. Grow plants at 55°F/13°C to prevent soft spindly growth. Plants should be ready for sale about 10-12 weeks from seeding, and bloom in July from a March sowing. Scabiosa is also used as a long stemmed cut flower by florists.

DIRECT SOWING: Sow outdoors May 20th for Aug. 15th blooms. Sow small seed heads 0.25-0.5 in/6-13 mm deep, cover seed lightly and firm with soil. Seeds should germinate in 2 weeks. Thin seedlings 10 in/25 cm apart. Choose a well drained sandy soil which is fertile and in a sunny location. Huge 3 in/8 cm flower heads resemble a pincushion and have an unusual color range. Use with other annuals or by themselves in massed beds. Annual Scabiosa is a handsome, long lasting cut flower.

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