Scabiosa caucasica (Pincushion Flower) - Key Growing Information

A pale-blue variety of Scabiosa caucasica, a clump-forming perennial flower native to the Caucasus mountains.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-12 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost. Barely cover seeds as light is required for germination. Transplant to cell packs when the first true leaves appear. In the greenhouse, grow transplants at 60-65°F (16-21°C). Lower temperatures can cause premature flowers and poor garden performance. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.
Direct seeding is not recommended.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, well-drained soil.

PLANT SPACING: 12-18".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 3-7. Plants will live about 3 years.

HARVEST: Fresh: When flowers are at bud stage or half open.

USES: Excellent cut flower. Backs of beds, borders, or in containers.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Scabiosa caucasica