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Scabiosa, aka Pincushion

One of the most beautiful and interesting small flowers available to gardeners Pincushions come in a variety of beautiful hues and is easy to grow successfully. A rich blue frilly skirt of petals surrounds a silvery central "pincushion" of this flower. One of the longest flowering Herbaceous Perennials, it grows very compact with ferny blue-grey foliage.
Best planted in early spring, scabiosa blooms will grow at a moderate pace, reaching maturity in 90 to 100 days. The end result is a bounty of button-like flowers atop wiry stems that flutter in the breeze. Beyond looking beautiful and unique, scabiosa flowers also attracts bees and butterflies. With just a bit of care, they'll bloom all throughout the summer and into early fall.

Scabiosa, aka Pincushion

Mature Size: 12–18 in. tall, 12–18 in. wide
Full sun
Soil Type: Moist but well-drained
Soil p: Neutral, alkaline
Bloom Time: Summer, early fall
Flower Colors: White, pink, lavender, red, burgundy, cream

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