Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfecta Alba’ seeds – (Pincushion Flower)


This plant is an old-fashioned  favorite  in the summer flower garden . It is an easy  flower to grow from seed, and rewards the grower with beautiful white flowers.

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This strain flowers the first year from seed. A native of the Caucasus Mountains, it has strong, stiff stems, and large flowers approx. 8cm  or more in diameter.

It has lovely frilly, large  white flowers which have long strong stems and are excellent as cut flowers.

It attracts bees and butterflies and flowers and is very easy to grow. It has a very long flowering season.

It likes full sun and fertile well drained soil.  It can take some drought once established.

Deadhead regularly to prolong flower production. Once the plant becomes larger it is wise to divide the root ball, discarding the older woody parts, to retain vigour.

Sowing advice

Sow spring and early summer, late summer and early autumn. Sow 2mm deep into moist well-drained seed compost. Propagate 18-21°C. Germination takes 2-3 weeks. Transplant seedlings once when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on at 10°C. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed with 50cm spacing.

Additional information


Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Pincushion, Scabious



Maximum Height


Number of seeds in packet

approx 20