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Scabiosa caucasica Perfecta Blue - Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa caucasica Perfecta Blue has large flowers and is upright in its growth habit. Scabiosa Perfecta Blue has the palest blue flowers with pink stamens and anthers. Scabiosa caucasica Perfecta Blue has long green leaves at the base. The flower stalks grow to about 18". Scabiosa caucasica Perfecta Blue blooms from late Spring through much of the Summer if the blooms are removed and repeats lightly in the Fall. Scabiosa caucasica grows in full sun to light shade and does best with decent moisture and well prepared soil. Scabiosa caucasica is a good cut flower and it works well as a dried and pressed flower. Scabiosa caucasica Perfecta Blue has not reseeded in our gardens, though some of the other species have. Scabiosa caucasica Perfecta Blue is Winter hardy to zone 4. The Painted Lady, Gray Hairstreak, Variable Checkerspot Gulf Frittilary, White Checkered Skipper, and Western Tiger Swallowtail will drop by for a sip of nectar if they are around.

Scabiosa caucasica Perfecta Blue

Blue-White flowers of Scabiosa caucasica Perfecta Blue - Pincushion Flower. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

The plants in the Scabiosa genus featured on this site:
Scabiosa atropurpurea Black Knight * Black Knight Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa atropurpurea Royal Ruby * Royal Ruby Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa caucasica Fama Deep Blue * Deep Blue Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa causasica Perfecta Blue * Perfecta Blue Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue * Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa columbaria Pink Mist * Pink Mist Pinchushion Flower
Scabisoa cretica * Balaeric Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa farinosa * Dwarf Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa ochroleuca * Yellow Pincushion Flower