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Violet buds and bright blue flowers of the pincushion Scabiosa atropurpurea grow within a cottage garden | Heartwood Seeds UK
Beautiful violet-blue autumn flowers and serrated grey-green foliage of Scabiosa atropurpurea stand within a wildlife border
Scabiosa atropurpurea Blue Pincushion seeds
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Scabiosa atropurpurea (Sweet Scabious / Blue Pincushion) | 100 to 2,500 Fresh Seeds | £2.99 - £34.99

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Scabiosa atropurpurea (Sweet Scabious / Blue Pincushion) 


Fresh Seeds of Scabiosa atropurpurea (Blue Pincushion) with full instructions for germination.

rare, herbaceous perennial growing to a size of 40 x 40 cm, with oblong, serrated grey-green foliage.

Beautifulviolet-blue flowers are produced from summer to early autumn, which are highly attractive to butterfliesbees and other pollinators.

Perfect for cottage-style gardens and wildlife borders.

Fully frost hardy.


Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack.


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Genus: Scabiosa


Species: atropurpurea


English Name: Blue Pincushion


Plant type: Herbaceous perennial


Eventual size: 40 x 40 cm


Flowering time: Summer to early Autumn


Hardiness: Fully Hardy


Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade (prefers full sun)


Soil: Moist, fertile and well-drained


Propagation methods: From seeds, leaf cuttings and divisions




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