Giga® Blue Pincushion Flower
|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.|
|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.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Accent, Edging, Small Spaces|
|Companion Plants||Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Tickseed (Coreopsis) Beardtongue (Penstemon); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Sedum (Sedum)|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 10
Your climate may be too warm for this plant
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Lowe's 1500 North Lemon Street
Anaheim, California 92801
Armstrong 1340 S. Harbor Blvd.
La Habra, California 90631
R.v. Nurseries, Inc. 8735 La Palma Ave.
Buena Park, California 90620
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.