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he Scabiosa, also known as 'pincushion flower’, was grown from seed, had medium size flowers with a delicate stem and grew mostly in blue tones. Our breeder, Danziger, has brought this forgotten flower back to life. They saw an increasing demand for flowers with rich textures, multiple layers of flowers and intense colours. After several years of research and development with the most advanced techniques, the Scabiosa got a wonderful comeback: the Scabiosa Scoop®. The Scabiosa Scoop® series has strong stems, a high productivity and several different colours. The flower is very versatile and can be used open, closed, and even after the petals have fallen out. As a result, the Scoop® is now embraced by florists worldwide.

Scabiosa design
Scabiosa design
Picture credit: BLOOMs Medien

A perfect climate

The Scabiosa Scoop® grows on the Marginpar MR farm, at 2700m altitude near Molo in Kenya. This location has the perfect climate for the Scabiosa. The days here are long and dry, with lots of light, so the flowers can grow at their own pace. This allows them to develop their signature large flower heads and long sturdy stems.   

scabiosa Marginpar
scabiosa Marginpar

The Scoop on Scabiosa! 

Innovation is, and still remains, very important to us and our breeder. That is why we proudly introduce the new Scoops: the Scabiosa Focal Scoop® and Bon Bon Scoop. The Focal Scoop variety has an even thicker stem, and an average flower diameter of 3.5 inches. While her sister, the 'regular' Scoop® had an average diameter of 1.5 inches. The Focal Scoop® is therefore even more suitable to be used as a mono flower, or as a semi-focus in a bouquet or arrangement. The Bon Bon™ Scoop has the same properties, but shapes even rounder as the petals unfold.


Video #6 "Ask Marginpar": "What is your most challenging flower to grow?"

At Marginpar, we love a good challenge when it comes to growing flowers. It keeps us on our toes and pushes us to be our best. And when it comes to challenging flowers, there are a few that come to mind.

One of the more challenging flowers we grow is the Scabiosa. This beautiful flower is loved by florists all over the world, but it was not that easy to find the perfect growing recipe. Luckily we don't give up easily. 

Despite the challenges, we love growing these flowers and bringing their beauty to our customers. It's all part of our commitment to providing the very best flowers in the world. Watch #6 of our Ask Marginpar series here: