Flowers Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower) QIS™ Pincushion Formula Mix

QIS™ Pincushion Formula Mix

Scabiosa Seed

Product ID: 1908

Elegant cut flowers on strong, slender stems.

Sturdier and more upright than other Scabiosa. 1 1/2-2 1/2" blooms are salmon red, dark blue, and salmon pink. Heat tolerant plants. Also known as mourningbride. Ht. 24-36". Avg. 5,700 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
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Elegant and uniform blooms atop tall and strong, slender stems.
Elegant cut flower on strong, slender stems.
90 - 100 Days

Additional Information

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.
75 - 80 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).
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