How to Grow Scabiosa

category: How to Grow Flowers

Scabiosa is sometimes listed as Sweet Scabious or Pincushion Flower. It is easy to plant and grow Scabiosa seeds.

Scabiosa atropurpurea
Family: Disacaceae


Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: 1-10

Sow indoors 8 – 10 weeks before planting out. Sow outdoors in early spring, when a risk of light frost is still possible. In mild winter areas, seeds can be sown in the fall.

Barely cover the small seeds. Space plants 30-45cm (8-12″) apart.

Deadhead regularly. Grow in average, humus-rich well drained soil with pH in the 7.0 to 8.0 range. Cut back to the ground in autumn. Divide the plants every 3-4 years or they fade after that point.

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