Botanical Name: Scabiosa caucasica Fraichem
Common Name: Pincushion Fraichem
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 30
Scabiosa caucasica Fraichem, Pincushion Fraichem: Large inky blue ’Pincushion’ flowers are produced endlessly throughout the warmer months. The many petalled 7.5cm blooms open flat showing a prominent pincushion like center. Makes a lasting cut flower. This delightful compact perennial is very popular in sunny borders and ideal for planting under roses. The lobed lacy foliage is mid green and makes an excellent ground cover. Easy and low water need. Totally frost hardy. 45cm x 60cm.
Sow Scabiosa seeds anytime on surface of moist seed raising mix and cover with grit or vermiculite the seeds own depth. Place in a propagator or warm place and keep at a temperature of 18-21 degrees C. Keep in a well lit area as this helps germination. Keep moist but not saturated. Germination is usually 10-21 days. Prick out when large enough to handle into 75mm pots and grow on. Plant our young plants after all risk of frost has past