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
Growth habit:Compact, Mounding
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
Blooms:Mid Spring through Summer
Flower attributesFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers