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Scabiosa caucasica 'Fama Deep Blue' (Pincushion Flower)

Pincushion Flower 'Fama Deep Blue', Caucasian Scabious 'Fama Deep Blue', Garden Scabious 'Fama Deep Blue'


Noted for its unusually large and striking flowers, Scabiosa caucasica 'Fama Deep Blue' (Pincushion Flower) is a clump-forming perennial with huge pincushion-like flowers, up to 4 in. across (10 cm), from early to late summer. Borne atop sturdy, stiff stems, each flower features deep blue, ruffled petals surrounding a pale central disc studded with contrasting stamens. Loved by butterflies, the nectar rich blossoms are held above the foliage of lance-shaped, gray green leaves. Ideal for chalky soils, this is a very attractive Pincushion Flower for garden borders that will also provide you with some wonderful cut flowers.

  • Grows up to 18-24 in. tall (45-60 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in moderately fertile, medium moisture, neutral to slightly alkaline, well-drained soils. Protect from winter wet. Intolerant of high heat and humidity. Drought tolerant.
  • Vital ingredient of beds and borders, cottage gardens, city gardens, rock gardens. Excellent cut flowers!
  • Attracts butterflies but is ignored by deer.
  • Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe or in spring. Propagate by division in spring or take basal semi-ripe cutting
  • Deadheading will extend the bloom season. Cut down in fall.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Scabiosa - Pincushion Flowers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Scabiosa - Pincushion Flowers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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