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Scabiosa - Pincushion Flowers

Prized by gardeners for their torrents of exquisite blooms from spring to frost, Scabiosa (Pincushion Flowers) are annuals or perennials with charming flowers resembling little pincushions. Trouble-free, easy-to-grow, deer resistant, drought tolerant, these old-time favorites are excellent for grouping or massing in borders and rock gardens. The finely divided foliage of many cultivars stays low and compact, making them suitable for edging borders and paths. Excellent for cutting and drying.


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Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' (Pincushion Flower)

Enjoying more blooms per season than other Pincushion Flowers, Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' (Pincushion Flower) is a compact, clump-forming perennial forming a short mound of ferny foliage. Blooming for months from late spring until frost, it rewards the gardeners with a profusion of lavender-blue, pincushion-like flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), atop wiry stems, which hover over the foliage mound of lobed, gray-green leaves. Trouble-free, easy-to-grow, this eye-catching beauty is excellent for grouping or massing in borders and rock gardens.

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Scabiosa 'Pink Mist' (Pincushion Flower)

Noted for its very long blooming season, Scabiosa 'Pink Mist' (Pincushion Flower) is a compact, clump-forming perennial forming a short mound of ferny foliage. Blooming for months from early summer until fall, it rewards the gardeners with a profusion of lilac-pink pincushion-like flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), atop wiry stems, which hover over the foliage mound of lobed, gray-green leaves. Trouble-free, easy-to-grow, this eye-catching beauty is excellent for grouping or massing in borders and rock gardens. The finely divided foliage stays low and compact, making this pretty perennial suitable for edging borders and paths.

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Scabiosa 'Vivid Violet' (Pincushion Flower)

Noted for its heavy flowering and mildew resistance, Scabiosa 'Vivid Violet' (Pincushion Flower) is a compact, clump-forming perennial forming a short mound of ferny foliage. Blooming for months from late spring until frost, it rewards the gardeners with a profusion of large, vivid-violet, pincushion-like flowers atop wiry stems. The pretty blossoms hover over the foliage mound of lobed, gray-green leaves. Trouble-free, easy-to-grow, this eye-catching beauty is excellent for grouping or massing in borders and rock gardens.

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Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Beaujolais Bonnets' (Pincushion Flower)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Beaujolais Bonnets' (Pincushion Flower) is an annual or short-lived, bushy perennial with richly colored pincushion-like flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), from late spring to fall. Borne atop long, wiry stems, each flower features pale burgundy, ruffled outer petals surrounding a dark burgundy domed center, adorned with contrasting white stamens. The nectar rich blossoms are loved by butterflies, hummingbirds and pollinating insects. A very attractive Pincushion Flower for garden borders that will also provide you with some wonderful cut flowers.

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Scabiosa caucasica 'Fama Deep Blue' (Pincushion Flower)

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

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