Flowers Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower) Fata Morgana

Fata Morgana

Scabiosa Seed

Product ID: 3666

New! Elegant and uniform cut flower.

Fata Morgana produces 1 1/2-2 1/2", soft creamy apricot blooms atop tall, strong, and slender stems. The color adds a vintage look in mixed bouquets. In the garden, it serves as an attractant for bees and butterflies. Also known as mourning bride. Ht. 24-36". Avg. 4,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.




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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-12 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).

SOWING: Successive plantings 2-3 weeks apart until midsummer will give the best quality flowers and pods. Support is required.
Transplant: Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Barely cover as light aids germination. Transplant to cell packs or larger containers when the first true leaves appear. In the greenhouse, grow transplants at 50-55°F (10-13°C) to keep the plants from stretching. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.
Direct seed: Sow 1/4" deep after last frost date.


Rich, well-drained soil.



HARVEST: For S. atropurpurea: Fresh – When flowers are almost fully open. For S. stellata: Fresh Cut or Dried – Harvest when seed heads are light green with dark-bronze edges and the star-shaped centers are just turning black. If harvested after the centers have fully turned, or begun to fall out, the seed head will shatter.

USES: Excellent cut flower. Back of beds and borders.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Scabiosa atropurpurea
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
90 - 100 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets