Giga® Pink Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa columbaria PPAF
|Description||The largest of pincushion flowers to be found with charming, honey-scented, pink 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|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|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
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