Scabiosa atropurpurea
‘Scarlet’

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The nectar from the cherry red blooms of this prolific ‘pincushion’ must be sweet, for it’s one of your best bets for enticing butterflies and bees to the garden. Dozens of spherical, 2,” deep scarlet bloom clusters with contrasting white “pins” sit atop long-branching stems Spring thru Fall – perfect for cutting (lasting up to 2 weeks in a vase.) Cool as a dried flower, too! EASY and fast, just cut it back to 6” whenever it needs refreshing.  Self-sows. To 2'-3’ tall and 1’ wide.

Scabiosa atropurpurea ScarletScabiosa atropurpurea Scarlet

Annie

Full Sun
Average Water

Perennial in
USDA Zones 9-11
(Annual elsewhere)