So called for the prominent stamens which stick out like pins. Free flowering, gives a wonderful display. Flowers can be blue, lavender, mauve or white. Suited to moist but well drained soil in full sun. Scabiosa has a long blooming period from summer into autumn. Height to 70 cm. Attractive to butterflies and bees. Dead-heading can prolong flowering. Good for cut flowers. Plant in the garden or grow as a feature in a patio pot.