Pincushion flower

Scabiosa columbaria 'Nana'

Pincushion flower - Scabiosa columbaria  'Nana'

Common Name: Pincushion flower
Genus: Scabiosa
Species: columbaria
Cultivar: 'Nana'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Good for wildlife, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.25 m (25 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Compact form of the popular pincushion flower. Pale blue flowers produced in profusion on wiry stems. Hummocks of grey-green foliage remain tight and tidy making this a useful plant for smaller gardens or containers. Needs a well-drained soil where it will act as a magnet for bees and butterflies.

  • Garden care: Protect young plants from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and cut back in autumn to maintain tidy habit and form.


    It is worth keeping in mind that these plants are biennial or short lived perennials.


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