|Hybrid of S. atropurpurea and S. caucasica
|Tender perennial, usually treated as annual.
|Transplant within 2 weeks of arrival or bump up into a larger cell until you can transplant.
|Netting / Staking
|1 layer of support netting.
|32 to 80F
|2 rows per bed, 6" between plants. These get very large.
|Well drained soil of medium fertility.
|Facultative long day.
|Yes. Plugs will likely be pinched on arrival. If not, pinch out the tip once growth resumes after transplant.
|When to Plant
|Fall or spring, when soil is cool (below 55F). They prefer cool frost free conditions.
|These are extremely productive, easily producing 20-30 stems per plant. Harvest when 1/3 of the florets are open, or when the first ring of florets has opened around the outside of the flower.
|Post Harvest Care
|A holding solution will increase vase life.
|Diseases / Insects
|No major issues in most settings.
|Scoop Scabiosa have revolutionized the use of Scabiosa in the cut flower world. They are larger and longer lasting than their predecessors. The main complaint is that they are TOO productive. Keep spent flowers cut off to encourage more bloom production. In hot summer locations, the plants may stop production for a couple months and then regrow as autumn temperatures settle in. Cut back the plant to a few inches and allow to regrow.
|Danziger Scabiosa Growing Guidelines & Updates (downloads as .pdf)
*In-depth Growing Guide coming soon*