Scabiosa caucasica, Pincushion Flower scab e o sa kaw kas ik a




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Scabiosa caucasica, Pincushion Flower
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  • Description: Perennial producing tall-stemmed blue or white flowers with stamens protruding in the center to give them a pincushion appearance.

  • Origin: Caucasus mountains.

  • Height x width: 1.5 to 2 feet tall and 1.5 feet wide.

  • Growth habit: Upright.

  • Foliage: Basal leaves are lanceolate and glaucous while stem leaves are opposite and pinnately lobed.

  • Flowers: Pale blue to lavender petals surrounding a lighter-colored, center cushion with stamens sticking out. Flowers are 2 to 3 inches in diameter.

  • Culture: Full sun and well-drained soil. Best if mulched since the plant prefers cool, humid conditions. Deadhead regularly.

  • Pests and problems: Slugs, powdery mildew.

  • Uses: Border, cut flower.

  • Related species: S. atropurpurea, native to Southern Europe, is an annual with toothed leaves.

  • Propagation: Cuttings, seed.


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