These exquisite, 3″ flowers are an intense blue. They are flat and richly textured, far more complex up close than at a distance, making them striking in arrangements. They bloom in early June and last until late August.
Butterflies and bees love the pincushionlike, domed flowers of this Teasel family member. The genus, primarily Mediterranean, is carefree and thrives in well-drained soil.
For more information on growing and care, click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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A viewer from Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
I didn't think much of the little plant that arrived but I dutifully planted it according to the guidelines. It delivered one picture-perfect flower in early June just as promised! I daresay my flower looked even better than the photo. I kept the dried seed pod afterward and still have it. And then it flowered again on September 1st! This time there are FIVE gorgeous blossoms. The scabiosa is now my favorite flower and I wish I had purchased a dozen of these wonderful plants.
Latin Name Pronunciation: skab-ee-oh'suh
Butterflies and bees love the pincushionlike, domed flowers of this Teasel family member, also known as Scabious. The genus, primarily Mediterranean, is of easy culture in well-drained soil and includes annuals, biennials, and perennials. Low-growing species are suitable for rock gardens while the larger ones are long-blooming additions to sunny borders and wild gardens.
Light/Watering: Full sun; allow to dry before watering; avoid winter wet. Will not thrive in hot, humid areas.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. We do not recommend fertilizing at planting time or during the first growing season.
Pests/Diseases: Relatively trouble-free.
Dividing/Transplanting: Divide perennials in spring or fall every 3 years to maintain vigor.
End-of-Season Care: Cut down and remove top growth. After the ground freezes, protect plants during their first winter with a 4–6″ layer of oak leaves, pine boughs, or straw.
Calendar of Care - Scabiosa
Early Spring: Gradually remove winter cover.
Summer: Deadhead to extend the flowering season.