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Scabiosa atropurpurea

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Scabiosa atropurpurea

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Scabiosa atropurpurea Plant Information

Scientific Name: Scabiosa atropurpurea
Common Name: pincushion
Family: Dipsacaceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, cutflowers

flowers are effective for a naturalistic landscape
Plant Form: upright
Height: 2 - 3 feet
Spread: 1 foot
Foliage: narrow, mid-green, deeply lobed leaves
Flower: maroon, blue, purple, pink, or lavender flowers are up to 2" in diameter and grow on wiry stems

stamens appear as pins in a pin cushion
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: light shade - full sun
Water: low water requirement
Soil: prefers well-drained soils

pH adaptable
Heat Tolerance: high heat tolerance
Maintenance: propagation by seed or division

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