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Dwarf Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria 'Blue Note'  • 

Photo: Dwarf Pincushion Flower

Photo: Dwarf Pincushion Flower
Photo: Dwarf Pincushion Flower

General description

A welcome addition to the colour range of Dwarf Pincushion Flower selections. This forms a low mound of lacy grey-green leaves, bearing a very long display of small button-shaped flowers in a soft lavender-blue shade. Ideal for along the front of a sunny border, in mixed containers, the rock garden or even growing on walls. Deadhead occasionally in summer to tidy up the plants. Needs very good drainage in winter. A recent introduction from Kieft Seeds of the Netherlands.

  • Flower Colour - Light Blue, Mauve/Lilac
  • Blooming Time - Early Summer thru Mid Fall
  • Foliage Color - Grey Green
  • Flower Head Size - Small
  • Height - 15-20 cm / 6-8 inches
  • Spread - 20-30 cm / 8-12 inches
  • Foot Traffic - None
  • Growth Rate - Medium 

Plant requirements

  • Sun Exposure - Full Sun
  • Soil Type - Normal, Sandy or Clay
  • Soil pH - Neutral, Alkaline or Acid
  • Soil Moisture - Average or Dry
  • Care Level - Easy
  • USDA Zone: 4-8

Maintenance

  • Spacing: 9-12"
  • Very good drainage in winter

Practical Use

  • Alpine & Rock
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Border
  • Containers
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Massed 

Properties

Height
10 - 20 cm
Color
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Soil type
Clay
Loam
Sand
Sunlight
Full sun
PH
Acid
Alkaline
Neutral
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy