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Scabiosa columbaria var. ochroleuca ‘Moon Dance’
Scabiosa columbaria var. ochroleuca ‘Moon Dance’
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Scabiosa columbaria var. ochroleuca ‘Moon Dance’

Yellow Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.480.260

A terrific compact form of the Yellow Pincushion Flower, selected by the University of Georgia. This forms a low mound of feathery green leaves, with upright branching stems from early summer into fall, bearing soft-yellow round button flowers. Excellent near the front of a sunny border, in containers or the rock garden. Plants adapt well to a variety of soil conditions and are quite drought tolerant once established. Divide in spring every 2 to 3 years if desired.

Further details for
Scabiosa columbaria var. ochroleuca ‘Moon Dance’

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
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   40-45 cm
   16-18 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.