Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Wedding Blend’


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Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Wedding Blend’

Scabiosa atropurpurea

All our seed is the latest harvest and super fresh.

After growing and arranging wedding flowers for many years I know, how useful having flowers on hand in various shades is, they introduce a touch of colour here and there that gives bouquets and arrangements a lift.

This blend include soft pastels along with some of my other favourite shades all within a single packet. Perfect if you have limited growing space.

Also known as the ‘Scabious’ and the ‘Pincushion Flower’, Scabiosa atropurpurea flowers on strong tall stems in high summer. These delicate blooms dance in the breeze attracting bees and butterflies.

How to grow: 
Plants will grow too quickly from an autumn sowing, so we will delay sowing until late winter when the light levels return.

Sow one seed per cell making a small impression in the compost and laying the seed in the dip. As seeds germinate, I find they can push themselves up, out of the compost. Light aids germination so we don’t want to cover seeds. Simply back fill the dip with compost later to secure and support seedlings as they grow.

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Variety:  Scabiosa atropurpurea (annual cut flower Scabious)
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Sow: Spring
Germination: Up to 30 days
Height: 90-95cm
Harvest: June/July onwards
Seeds per packet: 50

Cutting /Vase Life:

Excellent vase life of 7-10 days if picked as soon as the flowers start to open, straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning. After flowers fade, textual seed heads will begin to emerge and can also be used in your arrangements.

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