Fire King Scabiosa (Scabiosa atropurpurea) An annual heirloom also known as Mourning Bride or Pincushion flower. Elegant scarlet flowers (1.5-2.5”) born on strong terminal stems reaching up to 3 feet. A striking addition to any bouquet, arrangement or garden. Highly fragrant making it a favourite nectar choice of butterflies. Excellent heat tolerance and late blooming period from June - October. Scabiosa thrives in full sun and in well drained soils making it an ideal xeriscape plant.
95 days to maturity from seed
50 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Start this annual indoors 6 - 8 weeks before last frost. Scabiosa seeds may benefit from a brief cold period. They require light to germinate, sow seeds shallow and barely cover with soil mix. Space plants 8 -12 inches apart and in a sunny location. In mild winter areas, seeds can be sown in the autumn. Germinates in 10-12 days. Seeds can be sown outdoors in the late fall to satisfy cold period required for spring germination.