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Scabiosa japonica var. alpina


Dwarf Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.480.020


This dwarf, alpine form of Pincushion Flower has a very long flowering season, from early summer right into the fall. Plants form a low mound of grey-green, somewhat ferny foliage, bearing small round flowers in a soft lavender-blue shade. Perfect in the sunny rock garden, but also useful at the front of the border or in mixed containers. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Remove faded flowers regularly to encourage more buds to form. A reliable performer, especially good for beginning gardeners. This is similar in habit to another selection, Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'.

Further details for
Scabiosa japonica var. alpina

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Scabiosa japonica var. alpina


Dwarf Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.480.020


This dwarf, alpine form of Pincushion Flower has a very long flowering season, from early summer right into the fall. Plants form a low mound of grey-green, somewhat ferny foliage, bearing small round flowers in a soft lavender-blue shade. Perfect in the sunny rock garden, but also useful at the front of the border or in mixed containers. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Remove faded flowers regularly to encourage more buds to form. A reliable performer, especially good for beginning gardeners. This is similar in habit to another selection, Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'.

Further details for
Scabiosa japonica var. alpina

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.