Flowers Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)

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Scabiosa Seed

Product ID: 1760

First-year flowering perennial.

Elegant 2½–3½" blooms with long, clean, wiry stems and good vase life. Perfect for cutting. Seed pods can be used to add whimsy and interest to mixed bouquets. Produces all summer long. Also known as sweet scabious, Caucasian pincushion flower, and perennial Scabiosa. Perennial in Zones 3–7. Ht. 26–30". Avg. 1,800 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 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.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, well-drained soil.


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

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Scabiosa caucasica

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

105 - 140 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.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.

Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets