Scabiosa Vestita

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Scabiosa Vestita

$3.14 / packet

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Description

Scabiosa vestita, commonly known as the Hairy Pincushion Flower, is a captivating perennial that enchants with its unique features and graceful appearance. Belonging to the Dipsacaceae family, this plant is native to regions with diverse climates, showcasing its adaptability. The Hairy Pincushion Flower is renowned for its distinctive hairy stems and leaves, which contribute to its charming and textured aesthetic. The intricate blossoms of Scabiosa vestita are a delightful blend of lavender and lilac hues, forming intricate pincushion-like flower heads. Each bloom consists of a central dome surrounded by delicate, fringed petals, creating an ethereal and captivating display. In terms of size, Scabiosa vestita typically grows to a height of 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cm). This moderate height makes it an excellent choice for mixed perennial borders, cottage gardens, or even as a unique addition to cut flower arrangements. As a member of the Scabiosa genus, the Hairy Pincushion Flower shares the added quality of attracting pollinators such as butterflies and bees. Its intricate flowers serve as a valuable nectar source, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the garden. Culturally, Scabiosa vestita carries an air of delicacy and uniqueness. The plant's velvety foliage and captivating blooms have been associated with symbols of grace and charm. Gardeners and flower enthusiasts appreciate this species not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its resilience and adaptability to various growing conditions. Whether planted in clusters or interspersed among other garden perennials, Scabiosa vestita adds a touch of whimsy and elegance to outdoor spaces. With its enchanting blossoms and textured foliage, this Hairy Pincushion Flower is a delightful choice for those seeking a distinctive and visually appealing addition to their garden.

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

Family:Dipsacaceae

Common name:Hairy Pincushion Flower

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:45-60cm

Packet Content:15+ (Approx)

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