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Lomelosia caucasica

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Scabiosa caucasica
Phonetic Spelling
low-me-LOW-see-uh kaw-KAS-ih-kuh
Description

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

Its seeds can be sown in spring or summer.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#sun#partial shade#blue#lavender#perennial#light shade#summer flowers#butterfly friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#sun#partial shade#blue#lavender#perennial#light shade#summer flowers#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lomelosia
    Species:
    caucasica
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North East Turkey to Northern Iran
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies