Availability: June - October
Common Names: Scabious, Sweet Scabious, Pincushion flower
Genus Name: Scabiosa
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Place of Origin: Caucasion region or Europa and Africa
How long do they last? 4-7 days
Colours available: colours vary from blue to shades of lilac, mauve and white
Some species are annuals, others perennials. Most of the species leaves are somewhat hairy and partly divided into lobes. The flowers are borne on inflorescences in the form of heads with small florets.
Did you know?
The common name ‘scabious’ comes from the herb’s traditional usage as a folk medicine to treat scabies, an illness that causes a severe itching sensation.
Cut the stems at an angle and remove all the leaves that will touch or go below the water level. Place the stems in water that is room temperature and change the water every few days. When you refresh the water don’t forget to recut the stems.