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Pincushion Flower

Botanical Name
Scabiosa caucasica
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
7
Height
18 to 24 inches
Flowers
Summer: blue, white, lavender
Light
Full sun, light shade in hot locations
Soil
Well-drained, mulch to keep cool
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 15 inches apart
  • Deadhead to prolong bloom
  • Drainage is critical for survival
  • Pinch back woody center leader
Problems
Can bloom itself to death (Butterfly Blue), poor performance in hot temperatures
Varieties
  • Fama - deep blue, 18 inches, long lasting cut flower

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