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Scabiosa caucasica Fama Blue - Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa caucasica Fama Blue has large flowers and is upright in its growth habit. The flowers have white centers and blue ruffled petals. Scabiosa caucasica Fama Blue has long green leaves at the base. The flower stalks grow to about 2 feet. Scabiosa caucasica Fama Blue blooms from late Spring through much of the Summer if the blue flowers are removed as they fade 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 Fama Blue has not reseeded in our gardens, though some of the other species have. Scabiosa caucasica Fama 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 Fama Blue