Friday Floral – Scabiosa Pods!

Scabiosa pods, the wonderfully decorative pod that is a member of the honeysuckle family and the after product of the delicate scabiosa flower. Scabiosa pods are know as starflower pincushions and add a beautiful texture to any floral design plan. Scabiosa pods are form by many small circular cups that create a rounded ball shape above a straight, slender stem. Here are a few great examples of ways to use this truly unique pod.

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Scabiosa pods hold up amazingly well out of water and in any temperature situation which makes them ideal for adding soft yet masculine texture to your wedding boutonnieres. The natural brown and green color of the pods make them an easy neutral addition to any floral color scheme.

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At Alexan Events we love combining scabiosa pods with lush greenery arrangements to add fun texture. The photo on the bottom right above is a small sample of how a simple scabiosa pod addition can do so much. We had a blast designing this wedding at Beano’s Cabin in Beaver Creek with tons of lush greenery, soft white and blush touches of florals and fun textural elements like these pods.

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During the spring we get so focused on all the absolutely gorgeous blooms that are available, like penoies and lilac, but it’s always nice to take a step back and think about floral products, like the scabiosa pod, that can take your designs to the next level.

JMW

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