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What you need to know as a florist about the Scabiosa

  • Colourful splendour
    The Scabiosa can have different colours, including white, pink, purple and blue.
  • Stylish applications
    The Scabiosa has a complex structure with a spherical centre and thin, pointed petals arranged around it.
  • Symbolic meaning
    The Scabiosa symbolises hope and longing. This flower is used in floral arrangements intended to offer support and comfort.

All about the Scabiosa

The Scabiosa, also known as Grapefruit, is a purple flower from the honeysuckle family and is common in the wild.

The plant grows about 40 centimetres tall, has grey-green to mid-green leaves. The lower leaves are often lobed, and the higher leaves often pinnate. The flower has a charming and delicate appearance. The flowers usually have a round shape with a distinctive bulbous centre resembling a pom-pom.

Scabiosa goes well with many other flowers and makes a good addition to various bouquet styles. The round shape of this flower fits well in a picking bouquet or in a colourful mixed bouquet. A real all-rounder therefore and a perfect addition for your shop.

Sales inspiration for the florist

Scabiosa is a beautiful flower often used in field bouquets and spring bouquets. You can find more inspiration here.

Sales advice for the florist

In-store sales advice for Scabiosa

There are several techniques you can apply to the Scabiosa. Think of making arrangements, a bouquet, a mono-bouquet or drying.





When choosing the right bouquet, it is important to consider the meaning of the Scabiosa. Ideal for special occasions. Read the meaning of the flower under 'Product information'.

Give care tips

Give advice on caring for Scabiosa, so the customer knows how to keep the flowers fresh for as long as possible. Read the care tips under 'Care' for the best advice.

Inspiring stories from growers, florists and experts

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