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Scabiosa stellata 'Sternkugel'

Grow this variety of scabious for its glamorous, papery globe seed heads which are beautiful and delicate fresh, but also dry.
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50 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Neutral - Alkaline
Flowers
June - September
Height
75cm (30in)
Group/Species
stellata
Common name
Drumstick Scabious
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow indoors in early spring or autumn. Sow seed thinly, lightly cover and keep moist. Seeds require gentle heat to germinate. Pot on and move to a cooler location before planting out. G

Description

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.

Care Tips

Grow in well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. As well as the cutting garden they also work well among a range of plants in a mixed herbaceous border.