Flowers Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)

Salmon Rose

Scabiosa Seed

Product ID: 3716

Elegant and uniform cut flower.

1 1/2-2 1/2", coral-colored flowers stand tall on strong, slender stems. A dramatic addition to any bouquet or garden. Also known as mourningbride. Ht. 24-36". Avg. 2,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.




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

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - 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 - After last frost date. Successive plantings every 2-3 weeks until midsummer give the best quality flowers and pods. May require support.


PLANT HEIGHT: 24-36". Support is required.



HARVEST: Flowers almost fully open or seed heads have formed and are still green.

Scabiosa atropurpurea: Flowers almost fully open.

Scabiosa 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 and will not be useful.

Rich, well-drained soil.

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.
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.
Cold Tolerant Cold Tolerant
Cold Tolerant
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
Cold Tolerant Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Attracts Beneficial Insects