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Scabiosa Flutter™ Deep Blue

Scientific Name : Scabiosa columbaria
Common Name : Pincushion Flower
Hardiness Zone : 5a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -20°F (-29°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Deer Resistant, Shade Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Height : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Compact habit and shorter flower stems for a tidier, more attractive perennial garden.
Idea & Tips : Plant in full sun.
Remove spent flowers for continual blooming.
Grower InformationCompact habit and shorter peduncles for easier shipping and showing! 
  • Deeper colors, better habit and larger flowers than ‘Butterfly Blue’ and ‘Pink Mist.’
  • Neater displays for greater sell-through at retail.
  • Hardy plants with long flowering windows.
  • Beautiful in the landscape and in mixed containers.
  • Very disease resistant.
Protection InformationEP46488; PP28,043
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide
    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      1,000 ppm IBA
      Low to moderate
      75-100 ppm N starting at Day 10
      Typically not necessary. Remove premature flower buds as they appear.
      42-49 days after sticking
      Scabiosa cuttings are sensitive to over-misting and over-watering in propagation.
    • Media pH:
      55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Day length neutral
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Typically not required
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Very disease resistant. Watch for root and crown rot under poor growing conditions.
    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Rooted: 10-12 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Rooted: 10-12 wks
      Bloom Months:
      March to September

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