One of the best of the blue "Pincushion flowers". Intense purple blue flowers of this Scabiosa are held atop long swaying upright stems above the foliage. The flowers are exceptionally large (3-4" across) and uniform. An excellent, long lasting cut flower.
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.