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Scabiosa 'Snow Maiden' (25 seeds)
Scabiosa 'Snow Maiden' (25 seeds)
Scabiosa 'Snow Maiden' (25 seeds)
Scabiosa 'Snow Maiden' (25 seeds)
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Scabiosa 'Snow Maiden' (25 seeds)

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Scabiosa, or Pin Cushion is native to Mediterranean Europe and a fabulously pollinator friendly flower, attracting bees and butterflies a plenty. It is a wonderful flower-arranger’s bloom and great for informal, cottage gardens, beds and borders. Plant two or even three sowings, three or four weeks apart to achieve a succession of blooms throughout the season.

Interplant with vegetables like tomatoes to attract pollinators and increase yields. 

1 1/2–2 1/2", pure white flowers stand tall on strong, slender stems. A dramatic addition to any bouquet or garden. Also known as mourningbride, pincushion flower, pin cushion flower or snowmaiden.
Approximately 25 seeds per packet.
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-12 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Barely cover as light aids germination. Transplant to cell packs or larger contariners when the first true leaves appear. In the greenhouse, grow transplants at 50-55°F (10-13°C) to keep the plants from stretching. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost. Direct seed - After last frost date. Successive plantings every 2-3 weeks until late spring give the best quality flowers and pods. May require support.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: 24-36". Plant supports (such stakes or Hortonova used as a horizontal trellis) are required.

PLANT SPACING: 9-15".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Flowers almost fully open. Long lasting cut flower.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, well-drained soil.

USES: Excellent cut flower. Back of beds and borders.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Scabiosa atropurpurea.

ALTERNATE NAME: Mourning bride, drumstick flower