Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa)
Pincushion Flower Plant FeaturesPincushion flower or scabiosa gets its name from the beautiful pincushion-like flowers that cover the plant all summer long. Growing 8 to 12 inches tall, pincushion flower is one of the best plants you can grow if you want to attract butterflies to your garden. This sun-lover develops nectar-rich blooms in blue, lavender, pink, and white. Use pincushion flower in drifts or clumps scattered throughout your garden or add it to large pots and planters. It's drought and deer resistant. Hardy from zones 3-8.
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Pincushion Flower Growing InstructionsPlant pincushion flower in a sunny spot that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sun a day. Its not fussy about soil type, but does prefer a rich, well-drained soil. Remove the faded flowers as they appear to encourage additional flushes of bloom. Pincushion flowers should be dug and divided every three to four years to keep it vigorous.
Pincushion flower is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Outside: Part sun
Super-easy to grow
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