General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 10-15
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Start indoors

Common names
  • Pincushion Flower

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Location: My Garden
Date: 2017-04-08
Location: My Garden
Date: 2020-04-22

Date: 2014-06-14
Location: Maine
Date: 2017-06-30
Bloom with friend.
Location: Maine
Date: 2017-06-26
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: 2010  summer
Scabiosa  sp      A Monarch butterfly  yeah
Location: My Garden
Date: 2016-06-24
Location: Illinois, US
Date: 2008-06-24
Scabiosa NOID
Uploaded by mandolls
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-22
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2008-06-08
Might be 'Butterfly Blue' but I'm not certain.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: 2016-12-27
Growing in my mom's garden
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-22
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-22
Uploaded by Gardentherapy
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  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 23, 2012 6:07 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Apr 28, 2013 1:23 AM concerning plant:
    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

    "Scabiosa is a genus in the teasel Family Dipsacaceae of flowering plants. Many of the species in this genus have common names that include the word scabious; however some plants commonly known as scabious are currently classified in related genera such as Knautia and Succisa; at least some of these were formerly placed in Scabiosa. Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers.

    Members of this genus are native to Europe and Asia. Some species of Scabiosa, notably small scabious (S. columbaria) and Mediterranean sweet scabious (S. atropurpurea) have been developed into cultivars for gardeners.

    Scabiosa plants have many small flowers of soft lavender blue, lilac or creamy white colour borne in a single head on a tall stalk. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attract a variety of insects including moths and butterflies such as the Six-spot Burnet. Scabiosa species are also used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Grey Pug."

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