The Q&A Archives: Starting Scabiosa Seeds

Question: How should I plant scabiosa seeds? I have a packet from last year. I followed the directions on the back of the packet, but none of the seeds germinated. Please help! I love the color and form of the flowers and would really love to have this perennial in my garden.

Answer: As long as you stored your leftover seeds in an airtight container in a cool, dark location, the seeds should sprout for you. Sow outdoors after your last frost, or indoors 6-8 weeks before planting out. Sow seeds 1/16" deep in moistened seed starting mix. Place pots or trays in a warm area, such as on top of the refrigerator or near a waterheater. Seeds should germinate in 10-15 days when kept at 70F - 75F degrees.

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