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 £5.95 Delivery late March
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10 seedlings 510538-10 £9.95 Delivery late 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
Variety Tall Double Mix
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Pincushion flower, Annual Scabious
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented, Unscented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1m (39in)
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 - December, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing
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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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