Whorls of ruffled petals unfurl into a delicate bloom. Available in red, purple, lavender, pink, blue, and white.
Species: Scabiosa caucasia; Scabiosa atropurpurea
Origin: Native to Africa, Europa, and Asia
Symbolizes: Scabiosa symbolizes pure love, purity, and peace
Also Known As: Pincushion Flower
Care, Handling & Design
Temperature: 34-38F (1-3C)
Water: Hydrate into a pre-chilled solution. Flowers should be shipped and stored wet.
Vase Life: 3 - 7 days
What to Look for When Purchasing
Choose stems with heads showing color and first whorl of florets starting to open. Avoid stems showing signs of ethylene exposure such as leaf yellowing or floret shattering.
Flowers have delicate stems which could be damaged when inserted into foam. If using in foam, insert stems with care and hydrate overnight prior.
Scabiosa adds a wild and natural element to floral creations, adding wonderful texture. It can be used as a focal or secondary flower to complement a mixed arrangement. Be sure to hydrate well prior to designing and create arrangements as close to event as possible to keep flowers fresh. Use FloraLife® Finishing Touch spray to keep flowers fresh and hydrated.
Sensitivity to ethylene can vary by variety. However, overall Scabiosa are highly sensitive to ethylene. Exposure can lead to floret shattering, poor opening, premature wilting, and leaf yellowing. Scabiosa naturally produces high amounts of ethylene.
Pest & Disease Information
Scabiosa is susceptible to botrytis when packed too tightly during shipping. Allow good airflow to avoid the development of botrytis.
Use anti-ethylene treatment and limit storage time to a maximum of 5 days. Avoid storing flowers for long periods, particularly if flowers are kept dry.
For optimal care of Scabiosa, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.