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Giga® Blue Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria

Pronunciation: skab-ee-OH-suh kol-um-BAR-ee-uh
SKU #08896
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description The largest of pincushion flowers to be found with charming, honey-scented, violet-blue flowers. The 3-inch wide blooms rise on stiff, upright stems above a small, naturally compact mound of finely cut, often fuzzy foliage. Excellent cut flowers. Attractive as a border plant, specimen in a rock garden, or in a mass planting. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established water during dry spells.
Blooms Mid Spring through Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 16 to 20 in. tall, 12 to 15 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
CARE
Care Prefers enriched, loose, well-drained soil with a near neutral pH; avoid heavy, soggy soils. Shelter from intense afternoon sun exposures. Water regularly during growing season; avoid excess water during winter months. Remove spent blooms to prolong flowering. Cut back to the ground at the end of the season.
HISTORY
Lore Scabiosa is a hardy, but short-lived perennial. It was once thought it would cure the disease Scabies, thus it's Latin name: Scabiosa. It's common name, Pincushion Flower, references the flowerhead's likeness to a pin cushion from days of old.

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