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Scabiosa caucasica
Scabiosa caucasica
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Scabiosa caucasica

Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.480.050

The old-fashioned Pincushion Flowers are popular as cut flowers, blooming throughout the summer, especially in regions with cool nights. Plants form a low mound of green leaves, with upright stems of large lacy blossoms in shades of blue, lavender, lilac and white. Remove faded flowers regularly to encourage more buds to form. Clumps may be divided every 2 to 3 years in early spring. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Scabiosa caucasica

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   45-75 cm
   18-29 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate