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Scabiosa columbaria Pincushion Series (Small scabious 'Pin Cushion' Mix)

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1-2 years
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Botanical name: Scabiosa columbaria Pincushion Series

Other names: Small scabious 'Pin Cushion' Mix

Genus: Scabiosa

Variety or Cultivar: Pincushion Series _ Pincushion Series are mounding, clump-forming perenniasl with finely-divided, grey-green basal leaves and dense, domed, pincushion flowers in lavenders, blues and purples, standing on long wiry stems, in spring and summer.

Scabiosa columbaria Pincushion Series is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-purple, Pale-blue, Lavender, Blue in Spring; Blue, Pale-purple, Pale-blue, Lavender in Summer

Foliage: Grey-green, Mid-green in Spring; Grey-green, Mid-green in Summer; Grey-green, Mid-green in Autumn

Habit: Branching, Clump-forming, Erect

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Pests: Generally pest free.

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. . REGISTER to

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Scabiosa columbaria Pincushion Series (Small scabious 'Pin Cushion' Mix) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation: Plant in light, free-draining, neutral or alkaline soil in a sunny position.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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