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Pincushion Flower
Scientific Name: Scabiosa columbaria L.
Family: Dipsacaceae
Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa columbaria)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-24
USDA: 7-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Eastern Africa

Growth Habits: Clump forming perennial, up to 2.5 feet tall (75 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep moist in summer, rather dry in winter

Propagation: Divisions in spring or fall, seeds in late summer

The lower leaves of the Scabiosa are generally simple, lance-shaped. The higher leaves are divided.
Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa columbaria)

Cultural Practices:
The Scabiosa prefers a soil well drained, rather alkaline, moderately fertile.

Blooming Habits:
The characteristic pincushion flowers are borne from early summer to fall. Cut the spent flowers to push the plant to produce more. The flowers are also good as cut flowers.

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