Scabiosa stellata 'Sternkugel' - Paper Moons
15 open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.
Scabiosa stellata, 'Sternkugel' or commonly known as Drumstick Scabious. However, its other common name describes it much better - Paper Moons! This is a hardy to half hardy annual which held up against my frosty winters. Its delicate soft blue flowers turn into delightful paper moons (seed pods). It is a must for cottage, meadow and cut flower gardens. Grow in full sun in well drained soil.
Seeds pods will add a sculptural element to floral arrangements and will last several months without water. Scabiosa is a cut-and-come-again flowering plant, which means the more you cut the flowers, the more flowers the plant will produce.
I direct sow my seeds after the danager of frost has passed. However, you can start the plants in pots and transfer to the garden. Germination takes 10-14 days at 20-25°C and will flower in around 14 weeks.