Scabiosa Seeds - Salmon Queen
- Seed Count: 15 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 75-85 days from planting
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Bloom Characteristics: Delicate salmon-colored flowers
- Growth Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Plant Height: 18-30 inches
- Ideal for: Cottage gardens, borders, cut flowers
- Special Note: Attracts butterflies and bees
History: The Queen Salmon Scabiosa, also known as the pincushion flower, boasts a rich history that dates back to traditional cottage gardens. Famed for its unique flower structure, resembling a pincushion with pins stuck in it, this variety has been a gardener's favorite for centuries. The salmon-colored blooms of this particular cultivar add a soft, romantic touch to the already diverse Scabiosa family, making it a cherished addition to any garden.
Uses: Queen Salmon Scabiosa is perfect for gardeners looking to create a whimsical, cottage-style setting. The plant's delicate salmon blooms make it a fantastic choice for border gardens and are equally striking when cut and displayed in vases. Apart from its ornamental value, it's known for attracting beneficial pollinators like butterflies and bees, enhancing the biodiversity of your garden space.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Thriving in full sun to partial shade, Queen Salmon Scabiosa prefers well-drained soil. Plant seeds in early spring, just under the soil's surface. Space the plants about 12-15 inches apart to allow for ample growth. Regular watering and occasional deadheading promote healthier blooms and extend the flowering season. This perennial is hardy and adaptable, capable of withstanding various garden conditions while still providing a stunning display of salmon-colored flowers throughout the blooming season.