I was so happy to receive a special gift from a dear florist friend last week when I had her over for a couple gin cocktails (gin, sparkling water, ginger simple syrup, cucumber, lime, ice). The sweet lady friend works at a beautiful flower shop in Vancouver's downtown and brought me a stunning bouquet of one of my favourite flowers (and one of her least favourite, coincidentally): scabiosa. (Thanks C!)
Scabiosa was the main flower I used when I did my sister's wedding flowers a few years ago — the sweet peas just weren't ready in time, but scabiosa made a noble replacement.
It's true the blooms don't last very long, but when they are nice, they are really nice. Plus the flower pods (below) aren't too bad either.