Scientific Name: Scabiosa columbaria
Common Name: dwarf pincushion flower
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: Africa, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Mounded, Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Pubescent, Lanceolate, Ovate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Spike, Blue, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Oct
Key ID Features:
Floppy, perennial mound with compound, deeply lobed, smooth papery leaves that are variable in shape; inflorescence had-like with many violet-blue florets.