Scabiosa caucasica ~ Pincushion Flower

August 18, 2008

blooming scabiosa

Pincushion flowers are an adorable addition to a flower arrangement; the 2 inch white or lavender blossoms are elegant and long lasting in the vase.  The varieties to grow for cutting include ‘Fama’, ‘House Hybrids’, ‘Alba’, ‘Blue Perfection’, and ‘Grand Stone’.  Scabiosa is very low maintenance, rarely needing dividing and doesn’t require support.

Growing information:

Hardy zones 3 – 7

Height – 24″ to 36″

Bloom time – Mid summer

Plant in full sun or light shade, prefers afternoon shade in warmer zones

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