Flower Fact Fun- Scabiosa

July 03, 2017
Scabiosa aka Pincushion Flowers

Scabiosa or Pincushion Flower… What do you call this fun bloom?

If you’re looking for a fun and stunning flower to add to your arrangement, look no further.  Scabiosa aka pincushion flowers are a great way to add a unique flair to any event.


Name: Scabiosa aka Pincushion Flowers

Colors Available: White, blue and green, plus shades of pink and purple

Best For: Scabiosa works well in most arrangements and can be used as a filler or a focal flower.  Its blooms are extremely delicate and also have a natural droop. Keep this in mind if you want to have them stand up right; as you may want to consider wiring the stems. Another thing to keep in mind is that scabiosa typically has a short vase life, so to extend it you should keep them refrigerated if possible.

Season: Scabiosa typically blooms in late spring/early summer but from large wholesale flower shops, you are able to purchase these blooms year round. Some wholesalers will only offer the Scabiosa pods April through October, so make sure to keep this in mind if you plan on using the pods!

Fun Fact: Did you know scabiosa is a genus in the honeysuckle family?  How many of you grew up near that sweet smelling (and tasting) honeysuckle?!


My new favorite thing to write about in these blog posts is how to grow your own flowers.  From the bio’s on our website, you can tell that Julie is the one with all the flower knowledge and I, on the other hand, am not! So writing about different flowers each week has taught me a lot but also has me wanting to grow them all!  Anyways, scabiosa is apparently an extremely easy flower to grow.  It comes in both annual and perennial varieties with differing colors available for each type. The average rainfall is enough water for these to flourish, so unless you live in extremely dry conditions, you won’t have to do any additional watering.

So what are you waiting for?! Send us your designs using scabiosa so we can share them!

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