Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Tall Double Mix'

One of the longest-flowering and glamorous hardy annual cut flowers. This pack contains pinks, mauves, whites and crimsons. Scabious grows well on any soil and if I keep picking it, flowers from June until Christmas at Perch Hill. More
55 seeds 020034 £1.95 In stock
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5 seedlings 510538-5 £6.25 Delivery mid March
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10 seedlings 510538-10 £10.95 Delivery mid March
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Or buy this as part of our Hardy Annual Cutting Patch Collection and Really Good Cut Flower Seed Collection.

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One of the longest-flowering and glamorous hardy annual cut flowers. This pack contains pinks, mauves, whites and crimsons. Scabious grows well on any soil and if I keep picking it, flowers from June until Christmas at Perch Hill.

These pincushion flowers are gently scented.

Genus Scabiosa atropurpurea
Group/Species atropurpurea
Variety Tall Double Mix
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Pincushion flower, Annual Scabious
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1m (3ft 3in)
Spacing 40-45cm (16-18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Best sown under cover March-May and/or late August for planting out 4-6 weeks later or direct sow April-May.
Care Tips Deadhead regularly to promote further blooms to appear. Grows well in container pots. May need staking.
Flowering June - October
Vase Life They will look good for up to 7 days.
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 atropurpurea 'Tall Double Mix' reviews

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Reviewed 27th August 2019 by Mrs Mount-Ford

They were very spindly when they arrived and only two have survived.

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Reviewed 24th August 2019 by Karen

Did not come true to colour but it is a good flower. It was all white instead of being the mixed variety

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Reviewed 22nd August 2019 by Carolien

I was very disappointed in the scabiosa. I was especially looking forward to the blue and pink flowers, but now that they all flower they all appear to be cream. I used over half the package, not all germinated, but not one different colour. The plants grow very well.

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Reviewed 20th August 2019 by Tineke

Absolutely disappointing. Sowed them in 3 batches, got 27 plants out of 55 seeds. All of them were white. Not what I had in mind and not what the description said. I did not like them at all and pulled out most of them already.

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Reviewed 13th August 2019 by Christine

Great cut flower. Losts of long stemmed flowers over long period

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Gillian

Not all germinated. Rather disappoingted

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Nicky

Just coming to fruition now there will be hundred of flowers

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joan

Just love this flower very rewarding

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sheila

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lucy

Seem to be ok. Not flowering yet but satisfactory germination rate

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Linda

Excellent. All seeds germinated and produced healthy tall plants in a good mix of colours,

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Linda

Excellent. All seeds germinated and produced healthy tall plants in a good mix of colours,

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

Great cut flower. Losts of long stemmed flowers over long period

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joanna

I ordered the double mix seeds, but my packet has only produced white flowers. They have grown well, but this is not what I had planned.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Samantha

I did have problems with my initial purchase (some of the plants died due to a delay in transit) but when I contacted the Sarah Raven customer services team they were replaced free of charge immediately without any sort of deliberation. The plants are now beautiful. Only thing is, they are all white. There are not other colours at all and this was a mixed variety.

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Theo

Spectacular large flowers on long stems - and still flowering in early November. Amazing.

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Anna

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Lana

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Mary

I bought them for a friend. She hasn't had any problems.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Elaine

Fantastic plant. Just keeps on flowering!
Another bee favourite.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Jean

Nice smaller than expected

Lovely

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Reviewed 6th April 2018 by Angie Hayward

So easy to grow and a must for my cottage style garden. Reordering

Fabulous cut flowers

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Reviewed 14th August 2015 by Jinny West

I am a learner gardener and bought these for the first time this year. They have been a fabulous display all Summer. So easy to grow and fills the kitchen with cut flowers for the season. Thanks Sarah