Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Imperial blend’
Space plants 23-38 cm (9-15″) apart. Grows to 60-90 cm (24-36”) in height.
Full sun and a moist, well-drained soil.
Seeds will sprout in 10-12 days. Cultivate seeds from dried flowers for future planting.
Never bothered by pests or disease, except in the case of plants weak from being planted in too much shade or in an area with poor drainage.
Sow early indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost in spring. Transplant seedlings or direct seed outside after frost.
Successive plantings every 2-3 weeks until midsummer give the best quality flowers and pods. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.