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More Details

A classic British garden plant, invaluable for its hugely long-flowering season and good vase life. Pollinators love them.

Genus Scabiosa atropurpurea
Group/Species caucasica
Variety Perfecta Blue
Type Perennial
Common Name Pincushion Flower
Border Position Border (Middle)
Soil Type Neutral - Alkaline
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
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. Plant in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered spot. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting. For best effect plant in groups of 3 or more.
Care Tips Deadhead to prolong flowering. Make sure soil is well drained as Scabious dislike cold, wet winters. A top dressing of grit in October will help improve surface drainage. Divide, replant and fertilise each spring. This will need staking in non-sheltered gardens.
Flowering June - October
Vase Life This should last about 7-10 days in water - sear the stem ends in hot water.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice

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Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns or potatoes, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

Seeds Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 5 days for despatch.

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Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Blue' reviews

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Patricia

I have planted it in a pot of its own but no flowers as yet.

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Jane

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Rosie

Haven't grown that well for me unfortunately.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Louise

I'm afraid this scabiosa hasn't done too well. It could be due to our alternating hot sun, heavy downpours weather this summer. I'm planning to move it, and keep my fingers crossed it will thrive in another spot.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Mrs Rudd

Arrived in good condition and have performed well in the garden. Sarah Raven plants have always been good quality

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Sue

Beautiful flowers have come on the healthy plants that were delivered

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mary

Your plants are so brilliantly packed and are excellent quality, and they are all in bloom now, thank you. I have recommended your plants to several friends and family. My garden is a picture.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gillian

This plant started well and produced some large flowers, however it was devastated by the June rain and was then eaten by slugs. I dug it up and gave it intensive care and it now has flower buds again. I do not know what I will do with it next year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jean

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sheila

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alicia

Good strong plant pleased with my purchase

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elaine

Both plants purchased of excellent quality and performing well in my garden.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Hilary

Plant arrived quickly and in perfect condition.It has not flowered profusely but that may be due to the weather conditiond this summer,I hope it will get established for some time to come

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Emma

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Debra

My favourite plant this year, colour of flowers is just so beautiful, will definitely be purchasing again for next season

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Julie

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sarah

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Liz

The best quality young plants, very well packaged, great service. Thank you