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Scabiosa 'FOCAL SCOOP™ Purple Lace' - S1
Scabiosa 'FOCAL SCOOP™ Purple Lace' - S1
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Scabiosa 'FOCAL SCOOP™ Purple Lace'

Scabiosa atropurpurea
Waves of boysenberry petals with lavender to white edging are borne on tall stems that eventually curve under the weight of this floral confection, curving in a way that tips each intricately beaded bud and flounced flower as if rolled on a sea of summer breezes. A superb cut flower coveted by flower farmers, with large 2.5-3" blooms.
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Pot: 3.5" h x 2.63" w (9.5 fl oz)
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
2.5-3' h x 1.5' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Rich, moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline pH
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Purple dome-shaped flowers with lavender edges
Features
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Beneficial Insects
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Surface sow to barely cover (about 1/16”).
Sprout Time:
5-15 days
Starting Indoors:
Start indoors in pots 4-5 weeks before last frost. Cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite or a humidity dome to aid germination and keep at 65-70°F.
Starting Outdoors:
Direct sow 2 weeks before last springtime frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Sweet scabious's honey-scented pincushion blooms and decorative beaded buds are the joy of mid-summer to fall gardens, for they look pristine just when earlier bloomers start to fade. Grow in the cutting and meadow garden, where butterflies will be frequent visitors. Pinch when setting out and support young plants with twiggy brush and deadhead often or cut for bouquets for continuing bloom.
Final Spacing:
1-1.5'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
About 1" per week, though it will tolerate some drought once established.
Soil pH:
Neutral to alkaline.
Fertilizer:
Mix in about 2-4" of compost prior to planting outside.
Diseases & Pests:
Avoid powdery mildew by spacing properly and in a location that has good air circulation.