Pincushion flower

Scabiosa 'Pink Mist' (PBR)

Pincushion flower - Scabiosa  'Pink Mist' (PBR)

Common Name: Pincushion flower
Genus: Scabiosa
Cultivar: 'Pink Mist' (PBR)

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/Silver, PinkFlowering Period: June to September

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

Soft button-like flowerheads appear for a long period throughout the summer on branching wiry stems. These hover above the mounds of fern-like grey-green foliage which contrasts well with their soft pink colouring. A delightful perennial for a sunny herbaceous border or wildflower garden where they will thrive in well drained neutral to alkaline soils.

  • Garden care: Protect young plants from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and cut back the faded flower stems in autumn.



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