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Hurray! It’s summer! Now is the time for preparing for next year and sowing Hardy Biennials for spring flowers. You can sow also carry on sowing seeds directly where you want them to flower. Please Note: Seed orders are dispatched as you order (usually same day or next day) and you will receive them within a couple of days.

Scabiosa stellata 'Ping Pong'

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Scabiosa stellata 'Ping Pong' Seeds

Scabiosa 'Ping Pong' has glamorous cream and palest blue flowers followed by the most amazing seed heads. It is easy to grow and each plant produces masses of flowers. You can cut the flowers for arrangements but this variety is grown for it's seed heads which can be used fresh or dried. Sometimes called Paper Moons or Star Flowers the dried seed heads are brilliant in everlasting arrangements.

Sow outdoors in spring for flowers this summer then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce slightly earlier and sturdier stems, flowers and seed-heads the following year.


Genus Scabiosa stellata
Variety Ping Pong
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 60-75cm tall x 30cm wide (2-2.5 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow Seeds Sow indoors in early autumn then plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Sow indoors in early spring then plant out in May. Sow direct from May onwards.
Thin/Plant Out Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers well drained soil in full sun.
Please note that in cold areas young plants may need protection over winter.
Flower Production Glamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking. It's best to resist cutting the flowers as Ping Pong is grown for it's amazing seed heads which can be used fresh or dried.
Picking Pick Scabiosa flowers & seed heads early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7+ days in a vase and can be dried.
Planting Combinations Scabiosa is one of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. Scabiosa Ping Pong looks great in the garden or a vase with dark flowers such as Scabiosa 'Black Knight' and frothy fillers such as Ammi, Dill and Daucus 'Dara'.
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