With long stems and beautiful shades of white, lilac, and blue, Isaac House Blend is outstanding in bouquets. The blossoms appear as fragile as summer snowflakes, but this is a tough, fairly drought-tolerant, very hardy plant with few pests or diseases. Scabiosa blooms for an exceptionally long time in the garden compared to other flowering perennials, and is very attractive to bees and butterflies. Dried seed heads also add interest to flower arrangements.
• Botanical Name: Lomelosia caucasica
• Family: Caprifoliaceae
• Native: Asia
• Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–7
• Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall, 18" wide
• Variety Information: 2"–3" wide white, lilac, and blue flowers have a center resembling a pin heads in a small pincusion.
• Exposure: Full sun to part shade
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
• When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
• When to Start Inside: Recommended for first season blooms: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 65°–70°F.
• Days to Emerge: 10 –15 days
• Seed Depth: ⅛"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"
• Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"