Scabiosa Atropurpurea Ssp Maritima


Scabiosa Atropurpurea Ssp Maritima

$3.29 / packet

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Scabiosa atropurpurea ssp. maritima, commonly known as the Maritime Pincushion Flower, is a captivating flowering plant that adds a touch of elegance to gardens and landscapes. Belonging to the Dipsacaceae family, this perennial herbaceous plant is native to coastal regions, particularly thriving in maritime climates. The Maritime Pincushion Flower boasts intricate, spherical blooms that are a rich shade of deep purple, lending a regal and sophisticated air to any garden. These flowers, resembling a pincushion, are characterized by a dense cluster of tiny florets, creating a captivating visual effect. The finely dissected, fern-like foliage forms an attractive base for the blossoms. In terms of size, Scabiosa atropurpurea ssp. maritima typically reaches a height of around 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cm), making it a versatile choice for borders, rock gardens, or as a cut flower in arrangements. Its moderate height ensures it stands out without overshadowing surrounding plants. Culturally, this Pincushion Flower has found its place in various traditions and symbolisms. With its unique appearance, it has been associated with the notion of overcoming challenges and obstacles. Moreover, the plant's adaptability to coastal environments adds a layer of resilience to its cultural significance. Gardeners and enthusiasts appreciate the Maritime Pincushion Flower not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its ability to attract pollinators, including butterflies and bees. Its captivating blooms and adaptable nature make Scabiosa atropurpurea ssp. maritima a delightful addition to gardens, bringing a touch of coastal charm and a burst of color to any landscape.

Sowing Advice

Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.

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Key Facts


Common name:Maritime Pincushion Flower

Classification:Hardy perennial


Packet Content:20 (Approx)

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