Scabiosa 'Perfecta Blue' (Perennial)'
Scabiosa perfecta blue seeds - Big frilly flowers of powder blue. Identical in form to Scabiosa 'Fama Blue'
Approx 10 seeds
Lets talk about them
Scabiosa are a true delight in the garden - easy to grow, prolific bloomers and long strong stems. Beautiful at every stage - From bud to full flower to seed pods. The bees and butterflies love them and even my twins love to pick them. I mean seriously, who doesnt love them? Scabiosa are an absolute firm favourite that I grow year after year in my garden.
This is a perennial scabiosa - even better! Although the perennial type a just a little bit less generous with their blooms compared to annual scabiosa.
How to make these beauties grow
Sow: Autumn or mid spring 6-8 weeks before the last frost.
How: Surface sow and lightly cover. These need light to germinate. (the seed is actually tiny, and inside the dried cone).
Days to Maturity: 104-140 days
Pick: At any stage
Notes from the garden
Perennial Scabiosa can be a little slower to germinate, taking upto 40 days, and can be very erratic, often requiring a period of cold stratification.
Scabiosa can get a little top heavy, so some staking or netting required.
Seed pods geat for drying.
Much loved by the bees.
Photo: Sarah Raven