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Scabious 'Blue Jeans'

Scabiosa | Pincushion Flower, Scabious 'Blue Note'

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

A compact, perennial that produces masses of lilac-blue blooms throughout summer

Highly attractive to bees and butterflies

A fabulous addition to the front of cottage garden borders

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A compact, perennial scabious producing masses of lilac-blue blooms throughout the summer, above neat cushions of green foliage. These charming pincushion flowers are highly attractive to bees and butterflies and their slender wiry stems can also be cut for a posy or small vase indoors. Scabious 'Blue Jeans' makes a fabulous addition to the front of cottage garden borders, where it blends well with any colour scheme. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

Garden Ready Plants - If you’ve fallen behind with your planting or if greenhouse space is limited, we can help you catch up with our garden-ready plug plants. These sturdy plants are larger than other plugs so they can be planted straight out in the garden provided that there are no forecasts of frost. Perfect for filling containers, baskets and borders without the need for growing on.


Culinary information: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Click here for more details about edible flowers.

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Perennial

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Flowering Months
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15 Garden Ready Plants (74434)
30 Garden Ready Plants (KC7806)

Pot up scabious plug plants into 9cm pots and grow them on in frost-free conditions. When plugs are fully rooted into their pots, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days and transplant into borders. Plant Scabiosa in any well drained, neutral to alkaline soil, which is not excessively wet in winter. Choose a position in full sun. Garden Ready plug plants can be planted straight out in the garden provided that there are no forecasts of frost.
Water Scabiosa plants regularly until they are fully established. Cut back faded scabious flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps in spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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