The red scabiosa, Scabiosa atropurpurea, has long-lasting burgundy-red blooms that are to-die-for. This flower was developed especially for the cut flower industry, so it has all the best traits – long stems, long-lasting flowers and true beauty. Sow seeds in trays now for transplanting later. Pop the trays in a warm spot and keep them moist until ready to transplant. Seeds are available from Kings Seeds.
This lovely photo is by Yukinobu Fujino from Fleurs Tremolo.