Short 15" (Plant 16" apart)
Late Spring to Early Fall
Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
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Flower Color / Accent:
P.P.A. Plant of the year 2000. Richly blue frilly skirt of petals surround a silvery central "pincushion" of this Scabiosa.
One of the longest flowering perennials. Multiple pincushion shaped flowers produced all season. Very compact with ferny blue-grey foliage. A garden favorite.
Features to Note:
- Good for Cut Flowers
- Attracts Butterflies
- Blooms for 4 weeks or more
- For a sunny spot
Scabiosa are extremely long blooming compact, clump-forming perennials. Multiple pincushion-shaped flowers produced all season. Shades of purples, bluish and pinks. Needs well drained soil.
Prefers average fertile soil with good winter drainage. Can be divided every 3 - 4 years in spring if needed. Cut off dead outer leaves in spring if needed. Remove spent blossoms to extend bloom time. Old flowering stems can be cut back for winter, but leave new growth at base to overwinter.