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Scabiosa atropurpurea Summer Sundae

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Pincushion Flower. Gorgeous pink shades with a hint of white. Height 60cm. Sow on the surface of moist seed compost and cover with vermiculite to a depth of approx 3-4mm. Propogate at 20c. Germination approx 10 days. Sow Jan-Mar or Sep-Oct. Flowers Jun-Oct.
Genus: Scabiosa
Species: atropurpurea
Plant type: herb
Life cycle: biennial, perennial annual
Hardiness: Fully hardy: the plant can tolerate temperatures down to about -15C or 5F.
Leaf colour when growing: dark green
Leaf shape: oblong spoon shaped ruffled curly leaves
Leaf margin: dentate or toothed
Approx leaf length (cm): 10
Can be grown from: Seeds, cuttings
Soil conditions: sandy, clay well drained soil.
Water needs: Semi-moist conditions
Light requirements: Full sun
Cultivation methods: They will grow well in full sun in well-drained, alkaline soil. You can propagate the annuals from seeds in the spring, and perennials from cuttings in the summer,
Interest and use: Cutting bed, border, fragrance
Min height (m): 0.5
Max height (m): 1
Min spread (m): 0.2
Max spread (m): 0.3
Min pH: 8.0 Slightly alkaline
Max pH: 9.0 Alkaline
Flower type: single flowers of petals; tiny flowers in dense globes resembling a pincushion
Flower colour: dark purple white red
Size of inflorescence: Medium (3 to 10 cm)
Profusion of flowers: Profuse
Fragrance: pleasant honey scented fragrant flowers
Spring colour: dark green
Summer colour: dark green
Autumn colour: dark green
Min growing temp (C): 8
Max growing temp (C): 30
Min optimum temp (C): 14
Growth habit: upright bushy
Climatic zone: 7
Origin: Mediterranean
Planting time start: Early spring
Blooming time start: Early summer
Blooming time end: Early autumn
25 seeds