Scabiosa, also known as Pin Cushion Flower, is not only popular for the delicate design of the flower but also for the pod it becomes once dried. This flower is available in 6 different colors and I have pulled photos to show you just how each color can be combined into flower arrangements, bouquets, and boutonnieres. Scabiosa is available from the florist all year around and due to their hardy stems they are easy to use in wedding flower arrangements.
This is the lavender variation of the flower and is great for a soft hint of color.
This is the blue variation of Scabiosa and has more of a bright tone to the flower head. Stems can grow up to 24-30″ long so be sure to use them not only at the base of the bouquet but also have them sprout out the top for height variation.
Here is the red scabiosa which looks beautiful with wild flowers bringing in multiple textures and patterns.
The burgundy scabiosa is hands down my favorite color to work with. It can come in a bit more red but other months it comes in the deep chocolate color which is just perfect for photos.
Pink brings a soft garden accent to a bouquet. Each bundle of Scabiosa comes with 10 stems so be sure to maximize their flower heads within a bouquet because they don’t take up too much space.
These flowers peak on their 3rd or 4th day after being delivered so be sure to have them delivered a couple of days before the wedding!
As mentioned once Scabiosa have dried they are turned into these seed pods! They bring a whimsical and distinctive detail to your bouquet which cannot be matched.
If you were to plant this in your garden it typically has from 20-50 flower heads per plant! If you can keep it alive (which is my downfall) then I say give this a shot! I think this flower is so delicately beautiful that it is perfect for an elegant decor plan or it can add colorful flare to a wildflower arrangement. It is extremely versatile. Be sure to talk with your florist if this is the right choice for you!