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Scabiosa columbaria Pink Mist - Dove Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria Pink Mist is the hardiest cultivar that I have seen. Pink Mist is more compact than the cultivar Butterfly Blue and the flowers last longer. This pincushion flower forms a mound that is 8" tall and 18" wide, the soft pink flowers are borne on 4-6" stalks. Adult butterflies are attracted to the flowers for their nectar. Snipping off the spent blooms encourages new flowers and keeps the plants looking tidy. Scabiosa columbaria is native to East Africa. Scabiosa columbaria can be expected to bloom through the Spring and Summer if the spent blossoms are removed. The Gray Hairstreak and Variable Checkerspot will drop by for a sip of nectar if they are around.

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Scabiosa columbaria Pink Mist, Dove Pincushion Flower