Scabiosa Pods

Common Names: Scabiosa pods, pincushion flower pods

Botanical names: Scabiosa, (skab-ee-OH-sah)

Availability: Year round

Vase life: Dried material

Storage temperatures: Dried material

Ethylene Sensitive: Dried material

Description: Scabiosa pods are the dried fruiting structures of the Scabiosa flower. These pods develop after the flower blooms and fades. The small, round, and beautifully textured pods are formed by many small little rounded circles that create a rounded ball shape.

Color: Pale green, shades of brown, tan and gray.

Botanical facts: The name is from the Latin word scabies meaning itch. The leaves of the scabiosa were said to cure the itch.

Design notes: The unique scabiosa pods add texture and visual interest to bouquets and centerpieces.

Purchasing hints: Select sturdy stems with undamaged pods.

Conditioning: Dried material

Additional notes: The rough texture of Scabiosa pods may serve as a protective feature, helping to deter herbivores or providing a surface for attachment to passing animals, aiding in seed dispersal.

Video Demonstration:

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