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Sweet Scabious

Scabiosa atropurpurea

Also known as

Pincushion Flower, Mournful-Widow, Mourningbride, Pincushions, Purple Pincushion

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

30cm

50cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Sweet Scabious Overview

    This species is a hardy annual with an upright, bushy habit with large rounded flowering heads which are ideal for cut flowers.

    Common problems with Sweet Scabious

    How to propagate Sweet Scabious

    Seed

    You can propagate the annuals from seeds in the spring.

    Cuttings

    Perennials from cuttings in the summer.

    Other uses of Sweet Scabious

    Cutting bed, border, fragrance