Scabiosa, 'Fama Deep Blue'
(Scabiosa caucasia) If you live somewhere where winters do not generally fall below 0F and you can spare a well-drained little bit of earth, you would do well to grow these! First-year plants will initially create a cluster of lance-shaped grey/green leaves before, at long last, sending up wiry, resilient and fantastically long stems topped with the largest (3-4”) scabiosa flowers you’ve ever seen and all summer long!. Ranging from lilac to deep blueish purple they are, as are all scabiosas we’ve grown thus far, sweet-smelling and beloved to butterflies, beneficials and those lucky enough to have even a glimpse. A dramatic and long-lasting (7-10 days) cut/dried flower and perennial that will produce even more blossoms the second year…up to 20/plant. 3-5’ tall, 100-150 days, staking or horizontal grid netting highly beneficial for keeping upright for cuts.
Perrenial. Blooms the first year. UO
Packet: 20 seeds
Product Code: SCA-FB-pkt
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Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before your last frost.
Transplant out after last frost.
Direct sow after last frost.
Note: Germination can be tricky. Patience! Blooms first year.
Cover seeds very lightly
10-12 days @ soil temp 65-70F
Average-high. Tolerant to most soil types but prefers well-drained and evenly moist soil.
Loved by pollinators!
Some staking or netting keeps them upright and tidy.
Cut when flowers are in bud stage or just opening and expect a vase life of a week.