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Pincushion Flower
Scientific Name: Scabiosa columbaria L.
Synonym:
Family: Dipsacaceae
Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa  columbaria) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-24
USDA: 7-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Eastern Africa

Growth Habits: Clump forming perennial, up to 2.5 feet tall (75 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep moist in summer, rather dry in winter

Propagation: Divisions in spring or fall, seeds in late summer


The lower leaves of the Scabiosa are generally simple, lance-shaped. The higher leaves are divided.

Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa  columbaria)

Cultural Practices:
The Scabiosa prefers a soil well drained, rather alkaline, moderately fertile.

Blooming Habits:
The characteristic pincushion flowers are borne from early summer to fall. Cut the spent flowers to push the plant to produce more. The flowers are also good as cut flowers.

Fruiting Habits:


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