Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Snow Maiden’
Also known as the ‘Pincushion Flower’, Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Snow Maiden’ has delicate white flowers on long thin stems, perfect for wedding work, but we all loved the pure white displays I made for the house last summer!
Once grown forever smitten. ‘Snow Maiden’ is a top favourite from our 2019 trials. Perfect for garden decoration, these delicate blooms dance in the breeze attracting bees and butterflies.
How to grow:
Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Snow Maiden’ is easy to grow, start seeds early in Spring. For the best results allow plants time to grow before the Summer heat pushes them into bloom. Provide support for nice straight stems and deadhead regularly to promote further blooms to appear. Grows well in container pots. For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram
Variety: Scabiosa atropurpurea
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Germination: Up to 30 days
Pinching: Not required
Harvest: June onwards (90 days to maturity)
Seeds per packet: 50
Cutting /Vase Life:
Excellent vase life of 7-10 days if picked as soon as the flowers start to open, straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.