Imperial Mix

Imperial Mix

SKU: FL3015
Scabiosa Imperial Mix seeds are also known as the Pincushion Flower. Fully double flowers in rose, pink, purple, lavender, maroon, and white. Flowers are 8cm (3") across and almost ball-shaped, appearing from mid-summer to frost. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

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More details about Imperial Mix

Scabiosa atropurpurea. Scabiosa Imperial Mix seeds are also known as the Pincushion Flower. Fully double flowers in rose, pink, purple, lavender, maroon, and white. Flowers are 8cm (3") across and almost ball-shaped, appearing from mid-summer to frost. Start this annual indoors 4-5 weeks before last frost, or direct sow outdoors in autumn. Plant height to 78-104cm (30-40"). Scabiosa flowers are unusually generous with nectar, so these plants will attract all manner of insects, and even hummingbirds. Scabiosa is drought tolerant so it is useful for xeriscaping. Bring some cut flowers indoors and enjoy their fragrant scent in flower arrangements.

Annual

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Fully double flowers
    • Multicoloured flowers
    • Unusually generous with nectar
    • Attracts hummingbirds

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All About Imperial Mix

Latin

Latin
Scabiosa atropurpurea
Family: Disacaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone:

Season & Zone: Annual
Exposure: Full sun

Timing

Timing
Sow indoors 8 – 10 weeks before planting out. Sow outdoors in early spring, when a risk of light frost is still possible. In mild winter areas, seeds can be sown in the fall.

Starting

Starting
Barely cover the small seeds. Space plants 30-45cm (8-12″) apart.

Growing

Growing
Deadhead regularly. Grow in average, humus-rich well drained soil with pH in the 7.0 to 8.0 range.

How to Grow Scabiosa

Step 1: Timing

Sow indoors 8 – 10 weeks before planting out. Sow outdoors in early spring, when a risk of light frost is still possible. In mild winter areas, seeds can be sown in the fall.

Step 2: Starting

Barely cover the small seeds. Space plants 30-45cm (8-12″) apart.

Step 3: Growing

Ideal pH: 7.0-8.0.

Deadhead regularly. Grow in average, humus-rich well drained soil.

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