Plant now: Scabiosas

Red scabiosa

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.


  1. Merci de partager ce magnifique bouquet. Bonne journée.

  2. they do look gorgeous. I have grown them before, but was disappointed with them, may have to try again…

  3. Hi,

    I just discovered your blog through Sweet Living Magazine. I am a kiwi artist/blogger although my art has taken a bit of a back bench because I am caring for my mum who has terminal cancer.

    I paint huge canvases in oils of flowers so excited to find your page and about to have a good look around. I usually take all my own photographs for my paintings but love to look at other peoples flowers just in case there is something that says “paint me”. My favourite flowers to paint are Peonies and Roses.

    Last year I was lucky enough to become a finalist in the International Artist Magazine Floral and Still life competition and was so excited to have a full page dedicated to one of my paintings.

    Hope you get a chance to drop by my blog and if you do check out my “paintings” page.


    • Hi Lee
      I do love your blog – I popped over the other day after you linked to your vintage cake stand DIY on my other website, Sweet Living. Your blog is gorgeous, and your paintings are beautiful. I shall be visiting regularly! Jane.

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