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Scabiosa caucasica

Common Name(s):
Pincushion flower
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Pincushion flower is becoming a popular perennial in cool areas because of its long flowering season and soft blue rounded flower heads; the cultivar 'Butterfly Blue' has lavender blue flowers produced continuously from early summer to frost on 20" stems; dies out in warm coastal plains gardens

Season:
Early summer
Height:
18-24 in.
Flower Color:
Deep blue, lavender blue, white
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7
Propagation:
Seed sown in spring or summer
Exposure:
Full sun to light shade
Soil:
Well drained soil near neutral in pH
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont
Origin:
Russia, southwest Asia
Tags:
sun, summer, blue, light shade, perennial, lavender, partial shade, white, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 778

Scabiosa caucasica Scabiosa caucasica