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About the scabiosa


The scabiosa flower is the favourite of many gardeners. The beautiful, unique shape of the flower and the long-lasting blooms make it a favourite. They add a touch of elegance to your garden.

The stem of the scabiosa plant is very long and has several small blooms that are clustered together. The flowers are often white or light pink in colour, but there also blue, red, and yellow shades.

The centre of the bloom is often a bit darker than the petals. This gives a striking appearance. The scabiosa plant is known for its delicate beauty and is a real addition to your garden or bouquet.

History of the scabiosa flower

The flower is native to Europe and Asia. It was cultivated there for centuries. Today, it is very popular to use the scabiosa as cut flower or dried flowers.

The scabiosa plant is also known as the pincushion flower. They are member of the teasel family. The name scabiosa plant come from the Greek word “scabies”, which means itch. The plant was previously used to treat scabies, psoriasis, and eczema. The essential oil of the scabiosa flower is used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and calmness.

Scabiosa Flower Pink

How to plant the scabiosa?

The best time to plan the scabiosa flower seeds is in spring, when the last night of frost is over. First find a location that gets full sun and has well-drained soil. If you have found the perfect spot, plant them about 0,5 centimeters (0,2 inches) deep. Reed our blog to find a Guide to planting flower seeds.

When does the scabiosa flower?

The scabiosa blooms in the late spring and early summer. The flower prefers cool weather and moderate amounts of sunlight. It is also possible that the flower blooms as early as March or April or as late as August or September, it depends on the climate and growing conditions. Early flowering is possible if you advance the seeds indoors or in a greenhouse in the winter or early spring.

Scabiosa Flower Creme

Combination possibilities

The scabiosa plant is perfect to combine with dahlia tubers. They flower around the same time as the scabiosa. White dahlias and pink dahlias will combine perfectly with any scabiosa flower. You can also combine the cactus dahlia or dinnerplate dahlias with the scabiosa flower, this will give a muddled view.

You can enjoy your garden for nine months in a row. You can do this by planting daffodil bulbs and tulip bulbs in October, November and December.. The daffodils (narcissus) will flower in February, March or April and the tulips in April or May. Choose the colours and shapes you like, from white narcissus, yellow narcissus, double narcissus to orange tulips, purple tulips and red tulips. Then plant the flower seeds and dahlia tubers, after the chance of frost is over.

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Follow the story of FAM Flower Farm on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. Here you find some pictures of our flowers and our farm. You can also visit our farm in Lisse, in the Netherlands.