Scabiosa anthemifolia

Serving up non-stop bloom mid-Spring thru Fall, I use this rare and resilient S. African “Pincushion Flower” in our well-drained rock gardens as well as our perennial beds. EASY, DROUGHT and HEAT TOLERANT with tactile, lobed foliage, it forms a spreading 1’ x 2’ clump brandishing plentiful 2” lavender-blue flowers on upright, branching stems. Deadhead to prolong bloom, cut back to 2” tall in late Fall and side-dress with 1” compost in early Spring for best show. Butterfly magnet! Cut flowers! Deer resistant.


Full Sun
Low/Avg. Water

USDA zones 5-10a