Sweet scabious’s honey-scented pincushion blooms and decorative beaded buds are the joy of mid-summer to fall gardens, sweetly fragrant, easy-to-grow, ever-popular and very rewarding hardy annuals. Grow in the cutting garden and meadow gardens where butterflies will be frequent visitors. Scabious grows well on any soil and if I keep picking it.
Sowing: Sow indoors February/August, Outdoor: March/August . Sow 3mm deep into moist well-drained seed compost. Propagate with gentle heat. Germination takes 7-14 days approx. Transplant seedlings once large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed with 25cm spacing.