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Scabiosa columbaria var. ochroleuca
Scabiosa columbaria var. ochroleuca
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Scabiosa columbaria var. ochroleuca

Yellow Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.480.250

Pincushion flowers are delightful old-fashioned perennials, suited to any sunny border. This form is rather unique in having soft-primrose yellow flowers, held on branching stems for many weeks. Makes an excellent cut flower. Plants are useful in the garden, acting as a filler among other perennials, the soft colour blending well with nearly anything. Tolerant of hot, dry sites. This may act as a short-lived perennial but plants will usually self-seed year after year. Especially nice with silver-leaved companions. Attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Scabiosa columbaria var. ochroleuca

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   60-80 cm
   23-31 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.