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Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Burgundy Beau' is the colour of Ribena – this compact and hugely floriferous scabious is a new favourite. It is long-flowering, perfect for picking and also good for pots.
|Common Name||Pincushion flower, Scabious|
|Soil Type||Fertile, Neutral|
|Site||Full Sun, Shelter|
|Sowing, Seeds, Planting||Sow under cover in March and/or late August-September. Direct sow April-May in a prepared seed be in flowering position. Cover lightly with fine soil, firm gently and keep moist.|
|Care Tips||Deadhead regularly to promote further blooms to appear. Grows well in container pots. May need staking.|
|Flowering||June - August, 10-12 weeks from sowing.|
|Vase Life||They will look good for up to 7 days.|
|Harvesting||Flower production: 3-4 months.|
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Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Burgundy Beau' reviews
Lovely, but colour not like website photo
Reviewed 16th September 2016 by Catherine Rosenthal
I would be in agreement with the previous review on this. They have produced prolific and enormous cut flowers (for a scabious). But the colour is really a red wine colour (I suppose the clue is in the name), and nothing like the luscious purple shown on the website. However it is a superb doer! Incredibly easy to grow and great germination rate-very close to 100%.
More red than purple but very interesting
Reviewed 27th August 2016 by Tamara Webster
These were some of the last of my seedling cut flowers to flower and as stunning as they are I was taken aback that they really are red in colour, very little hint of purple!