The largest of pincushion flowers to be found with charming, honey-scented, violet-blue flowers. The 3-inch wide blooms rise on stiff, upright stems above a small, naturally compact mound of finely cut, often fuzzy foliage. Excellent cut flowers. Attractive as a border plant, specimen in a rock garden, or in a mass planting. An herbaceous perennial.

Common Name: Pincushion Flower

Botanical Name:Scabiosa columbaria

Watering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Botanical Pronunciation:skab-ee-OH-suh kol-um-BAR-ee-uh

Plant type:Perennial


Growth habit:Compact, Mounding

Growth rate:Moderate

Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 16 to 20 in. tall, 12 to 15 in. wide.

Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Compact Form, Easy Care

Foliage color:Green

Blooms:Mid Spring through Summer

Flower color:Violet-blue

Flower attributesFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers

Garden styleCottage

Pincushion Flower