With their richly-coloured heads of pincushion flowers, Scabiosa are firm favourites with arrangers. The new strongerstemmed Scoop™ series from Danziger come in a wealth of colours and bicolours and are
taking the flower world by storm.
Today the global cut flower industry wants rich textures, multi-petals, extra layers, intense colours and ‘full appearance’ flowers, so to answer this need, Danziger introduced the Scoop™ Scabiosa series. Breeders used new technology to reinvent this cottage-garden favourite and the Scoop series of strong-stemmed Scabiosa in a range of colours and bicolours is taking the flower world by storm. There are four Scoop series on offer.
Bon Bon Scoop series
This amazing new series features both full and ball-shaped flowers with long, thick, strong pedicels and no pollen shed. It lasts up to four days longer than other Scabiosa cultivars.
Focal Scoop™ The Focal Scoop series is composed of a wide range of colours and textures and its large 8–10cm diameter heads (regular Scoop has 4–6cm), with thicker stems, provide a new option to the world of focal flowers.
Answering the global trend of rich, cushion-style flowers, the Scoop series of Scabiosa features richly-coloured flowers that are very versatile because they can be used in arrangements as closed and open blooms and even after the leaves have fallen.
bicolor varieties with a special fluffy, rich texture
Which Scabiosa colours are proving most popular?
Blackberry, red velvet, lavender, candy (pink), bicolour – pink and white and white.
What is the vase life of Scoop Scabiosa?
The vase life should be about 10 days, depending on the right cut stage, treatment and so on. These flowers can be ethylene sensitive so take care if placed close to fruit and vegetables.
Are any more Scoop series in the pipeline?
New cultivars planned for 2021 include: Raspberry Ripple Scoop, Sweet Cherry Scoop, Dark Cherry Scoop and Marshmallow Improved Scoop together with Blackberry Focal Scoop.
Dark Lavender, French Vanilla, Merlot and Pink, Peppermint are additions planned for the Bon Bon Scoop series.
Scabiosa flower heads have wonderful texture and form. Which types have the largest flowers?
All the new introductions in the Scoop series have thicker stems and bigger than average flowers, especially in ‘Red Velvet Scoop’, but the biggest blooms belong to the Focal Scoop and Bon Bon Scoop series.
Can you dry Scabiosa?
Some Scabiosa can be dried and last for a long time. Scabiosa stellata, which can also be grown in the garden, dries beautifully. Harvest fresh seed heads and air dry by hanging in a warm, well-ventilated
place. However, the Scoop Scabiosa are not suitable for drying and their beautiful blooms should be appreciated in all their glory in the fresh bloom state.
Have you any design tips you can give our readers?
Scoop Scabiosa are designed for their long-lasting qualities, so you need to give the blooms sufficient space to continue to develop and open. Its colour and texture evolves each day for a continuous surprise.
We invite you to read a great article by Flora magazine covering the SCOOP®, FOCAL SCOOP™ and BON BON SCOOP™ series’. Check out for some great tips and learn more about the versatile options the >> https://www.danzigeronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Flora_Summer21_Final.pdf