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Scabiosa stellata 'Paper Moon' (Starflower pincushion 'Paper Moon')

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
0.9m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Scabiosa stellata 'Paper Moon'

Other names: Starflower pincushion 'Paper Moon'

Genus: Scabiosa

Variety or Cultivar: 'Paper Moon' _ 'Paper Moon' is an erect, branching, wiry-stemmed, hairy annual with mid-green leaves and soft lavender flowers that shed their petals to become papery blue-eyed spheres in summer and early autumn.


Scabiosa stellata 'Paper Moon' is: Deciduous

Flower: Lavender in Summer; Blue in Autumn

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

Fragrance: Flowers are scented

Habit: Branching, Clump-forming, Erect

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free.

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. Remove annual at the end of the growing season.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Scabiosa stellata 'Paper Moon' (Starflower pincushion 'Paper Moon') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.3m 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

Aspect: South

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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