Scabiosa stellata 'Sternkugel'

Grow this variety of scabious for its glamorous, papery globe seed heads which are beautiful and delicate fresh, but also dry. More
50 seeds 152024 £1.95 In stock
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5 seedlings 511405-5 £6.25 Delivery early April
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10 seedlings 511405-10 £10.95 Delivery early April
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Grow this variety of scabious for its glamorous, papery globe seed heads which are beautiful and delicate fresh, but also dry.

You can spray them lightly with hairspray to make them more robust. Self-seed gently at the front of a border from one year to the next.

Genus Scabiosa
Group/Species stellata
Variety Sternkugel
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Drumstick Scabious
Border Position Front
Soil Type Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 70cm (28in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow indoors in early spring or autumn. Sow seed thinly onto the surface of a good quality seed compost, lightly cover and keep soil moist. Seeds require gentle heat to germinate. Pot seedlings on and move to a cooler location before planting out.
Care Tips Deadhead regularly to encourage more blooms.
Flowering June - September
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Scabiosa stellata 'Sternkugel' reviews

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Reviewed 24th August 2019 by Karen

This is really great to grow , will be using in dried flower arrangements.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Maria

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Helen

Three showings 1in ga8,two in greenhouse. 3 plants.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Julie

done well I managed to get about 5 plants (which for me is excellent)

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Nicola

A good half of the seeds germinated and are looking good

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gill

They produced plants easily. Transplanted well and flowers are unusual as a seed head. Hope they self seed!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Louise

Pretty flowers loved by bees, and even prettier seed heads. Will definitely sow again.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Wendy

Only 2 survived but I will be drying them.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jessica

Good germination rate, easy to grow.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elizabeth

They have germinated well & are ready for drying