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Scabiosa ‘Vivid Violet’
Scabiosa ‘Vivid Violet’
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Scabiosa ‘Vivid Violet’

Dwarf Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.480.180

A welcome addition to the colour range of Dwarf Pincushion Flower selections. This forms a low mound of lacy grey-green leaves, bearing a very long display of small button-shaped flowers in a shade of rich violet purple. Ideal for along the front of a sunny border, in mixed containers, the rock garden or even growing on walls. Deadhead occasionally in summer to tidy up the plants. Needs very good drainage in winter. A 2008 introduction from Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon. USPP#19260: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Scabiosa ‘Vivid Violet’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
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
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   25-35 cm
   10-14 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate