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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 Gray Hairstreak and Variable Checkerspot will drop by for a sip of nectar if they are around.

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Scabiosa caucasica Perfecta Blue