Scabiosa Paper Moon

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  • Paper globe-shaped seed pods 
  • Amazing cut or dried flowers
  • Easy to grow from seed
  • 25 seeds per pack
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Scabiosa Paper Moon
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Scabiosa (scabiosa stellata, scabious flower, pincushion flower, starflower)

This delightful variety is known for its almost everlasting flower heads; spherical seed pods that are favorite flowers both in the garden and in flower arrangements. Flowers begin with small, inconspicuous light blue petals and mature into their characteristic papery globes. Native to Southern Europe.

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Growing Scabiosa Paper Moon from Seeds

Both annual and perennial scabiosa are very easy to start from seed. Scabiosa seeds are large, papery, and shaped like shuttlecocks; very easy to handle.

Please note: the shoot will grow out of the back of the feathery area of the shuttlecock rather than the point. Plant your scabiosa seeds on their side so the shoot can make its way out easily.

Sow sparsely on damp seed compost. Keep moist, germinates at 22-25°C. Once shoots appear place in a bright, cool area. Scabiosa transplants easily without much issue and since they are such hardy plants, you can plant them out at any point, typically around the second or third set of leaves. Space at approximately 15cm intervals. Give a good soak after transplanting.

Once established, Scabiosa is pretty drought tolerant. They do well with a good amount of fertilization, so keep well fed and well watered.

Harvesting Scabiosa:
To harvest the seedheads for cut flowers, wait until after the florets have fallen off, but before it gets too brown and dry - it should still have green eyes on the seedhead to ensure that it will stay fresh and not shatter when you pick it.

To harvest the seedheads for dried flowers, cut when the seedhead is still fresh and hanging them to dry.

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Fast Facts

Article number:
Botanical Name:
Scabiosa Stellata
Common Name:
Paper Moon, Scabious, Pincushion flower, Star flower
Days to germinate:
7-14 days
Flowering time:
Early to late Summer
Hardiness and Longevity:
Up to 70cm
Ideal For:
Cut or dried flowers, attracting beneficial insects and butterflies
Approx 20cm
Full Sun

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