Scientific Name : Scabiosa columbaria
Common Name : Pincushion Flower
Hardiness Zone : 5a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -20°F (-29°C)
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Every two weeks
Spacing : 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)
Height : 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)
Width : 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun, Sun
General Information : Compact, clump-forming perennial blooms from late April until frost.
Idea & Tips : Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Deadheading after the first bloom will encourage repeat bloom time.
Grower Information : Compact, upright habit is similar to ‘Butterfly Blue.’ Variety features green, textured leaves and soft pink, fully double flowers.
Daylength : Scabiosa will bloom under any daylength, although plants will tend to be taller as days lengthen.
Propagation Information : Avoid saturated media. Apply preventative fungicide drench if soil temperature is lower than recommended.
: Plant Maturity:
Cold treatment beneficial, but not required for flowering. Plants should be bulked under natural short days for a 4-8 week period. Mature, bulked-up plants will respond more favorably to cold treatment.Temperature:
Increases flowering percentage and number of flowers.
Plant Growth Regulators : Is responsive to B-Nine(S) 2,500-4,000 ppm alone or as a tank mix(S) with Cycocel 1,000-1,500 ppm. Sumagic(S) 10-20 ppm is also effective.