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Scabiosa 'Snow Maiden'

Scabiosa atropurpurea


Elegant and uniform cut flower. 

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.

Large snow white blooms top upright, 36-48 inch strong slender stems throughout summer to autumn. Heat tolerant and attractive to butterflies with sweetly fragrant 2 inch double pincushion blooms, Scabiosa is easy to grow, fast growing, rewarding and excellent for cutting. Grow in full sun and well drained soil.

Wonderful  for wedding  work.



Plant life cycle: annual
Height: 36-48”
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 80-100

Sow :1/4"
Plant spacing: 12”

Approx seeds per packet: 50


How to Grow:

SOWING:Transplant (recommended) - Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Barely cover as light aids germination. Transplant to cell packs or larger containers 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.
Plant supports (such Hortonova used as a horizontal trellis) are required.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Rich, well-drained soil.



Scabiosa atropurpurea: Flowers almost fully open. 


Vase life:

7-10 days

Scabiosa 'Snow Maiden'

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