Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa japonica Blue Diamonds
Scabiosa japonica Blue Diamonds
Latin Name: Scabiosa japonica Blue Diamonds
Moisture/Zone: Moist, well drained
Flower Colour: Blue
Growth Speed: Medium
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green
Position: Full sun

The 'Pincushion' flower is so called for the prominent stamens which stick out like pins. Free flowering, gives a wonderful display. Flowers are blue, long flowering from spring to autumn. Suited to moist but well drained soil in full sun. Hardy. 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. Height to 20 cm.