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Scabiosa caucasica ‘Ultra Violet’
Scabiosa caucasica ‘Ultra Violet’
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Scabiosa caucasica ‘Ultra Violet’

Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.480.080

A selection of the old-fashioned Pincushion Flower. These are popular as cut flowers and in sunny borders, blooming throughout the summer and into autumn. This forms a low mound of grey-green leaves, with taller stems bearing lacy blossoms of rich lavender purple. Remove faded flowers to prolong blooming. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies. Best effect in a border is with several plants massed in a grouping. USPP#14038: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Scabiosa caucasica ‘Ultra Violet’

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
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
  Cut Flower
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.