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Botanical name: Scabiosa stellata 'Paper Moon'
Other names: Starflower pincushion 'Paper Moon'
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
Pests: Generally pest free.
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
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...
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
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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