Scabiosa is a charming old-fashioned plant. The flower heads are composed of many small flowers with the stamens and pistils creating a pincushionlike effect. As with most flowers that form a dome, the outside florets are larger, giving a lacy effect to the pincushion. They bloom in wonderful shades of lavender, blue, pink, yellow and white on long, wiry stems, with many in flower from spring until fall. They make excellent cut flowers but last only three to five days in water. They like light, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Companion plants include coreopsis, hemerocallis, heliopsis, agastache and dianthus.
- Common Name: Pincushion Flower
- Zone: 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
- Bloom: Late Spring | Early Summer
- Growth: 24-48 Inches
- Exposure: Full Sun | Partial Sun | Partial Shade
- Water: Average