Amore Amaro

Scabiosa stellata

paper moon

An image of paper moon.

Original photo by: Elena Peabody.

Paper moon is a flowering plant commonly used in floral arrangements and for other decorative uses.


Paper moon is annual plant, more often grown for its unique seed head, rather than its unremarkable flower. It is not a known ingredient in any amaro recipe nor does it have any known medicinal qualities; it is included here to add depth to the garden design.

Historical context

The inclusion of this plant is a nod to the adventurous nature of monk-gardeners who liked to cultivate new and unfamiliar plants.


Paper moon is easily grown from seed. It likes full sun and well-drained soils. It should be allowed to dry between waterings.


Paper moon is susceptible to root rot and powdery mildew.


Labor Ipse Voluptas