Pincushion Flower (Lomelosia japonica 'Blue Diamonds')

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Lomelosia japonica Accepted
Scabiosa japonica Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 8-10 inches
Plant Spread: 8-10 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Pollinators: Various insects

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Comments:
Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Jan 10, 2012 6:19 PM

Water weekly during dry spells. Large, long-blooming flowers for such a compact plant. Attracts butterflies to the garden. Useful as a cut flower in summer bouquets. Seed heads are also attractive for dried everlasting arrangements. Prefers afternoon shade in hot summer regions. Avoid wet winter soils. Remove faded blooms to extend bloom.

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