Scabiosa Plants

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  1. how hard are scabiosas to grow?
  2. What’s Wrong With My Scabiosa Perennial
  3. Growing Scabiosas
  4. Is this plant Deer Resistant?
Asked by lilybug on February 22, 2012
How Hard Are Scabiosas to Grow?

How hard are scabiosas to grow? I am trying to sprout some seeds now. Once they sprout, can I just plant them in a good potting soil? I have a lot of luck with Miracle Gro potting soil, but it has become too expensive. Can you suggest a more reasonable medium?
Sincerely, Juliette

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Ideally the soil that Scabiosa grows in should be humus rich, slightly moist and well draining. Regular potting soil should be just fine with the addition of compost or other organic matter.

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Asked by rickeyp on June 9, 2013
What’s Wrong With My Scabiosa Perennial

I planted a scabiosa perennial in my flower garden and it was doing great but now it looks like its dying. I pulled off all the dead head blooms but now all the foliage has died and are turning brown. What’s wrong and is there anything I can do?

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AnnsGreeneHaus

Hopefully by comparing this article's suggestions to what your plant is getting, you can determine what needs to be changed: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/pincushion-flower/scabiosa-pincushion-flowers.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on February 16, 2014
Growing Scabiosas

Are Scabiosas hard to grow? I live in Hawaii and have some rock soil. It’s a blend of lava rock and dirt but holds water well. Any help at all will be greatly appreciated.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Growing Scabiosa, or pincushion flowers, is actually pretty simple. This article has some growing info that may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/pincushion-flower/scabiosa-pincushion-flowers.htm

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Asked by Ann Fenster on March 16, 2017
Is This Plant Deer Resistant?

Blue Note Pincushion Flower, Scabiosa – We have a healthy deer population that roam freely. Will this be favorite or only if very hungry with other things around?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Scabiosa is considered Deer resistant.

http://www.uvm.edu/~pass/perry/oh64.html

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There can be a few different reasons and this article will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/passion-flower/passion-flower-not-fruiting.htm

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