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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Scabiosa stellata 'Paper Moon'

Other names

Starflower pincushion 'Paper Moon'

Genus

Scabiosa 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

Fragrance

Flowers are scented

Habit

Branching, Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

Lavender in Summer; Blue in Autumn

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Remove annual at the end of the growing season.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name

Scabiosa stellata 'Paper Moon'

Other names

Starflower pincushion 'Paper Moon'

Genus

Scabiosa 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented

Habit

Branching, Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Lavender in Summer; Blue in Autumn

Foliage

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


How to care

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.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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