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Feeling like your garden needs a splash of colour? Incorporate Scabiosa, an easy to care for perennial that is small but mighty! With a bloom all season long, this pincushion flower works well nearly anywhere and its stunning flowers especially attract butterflies! 

Scabiosa form low mounds of foliage in a rosette shape, with long thin stems and lavender flower heads, making for a great addition in a cutting garden! Happy and healthy plants are known to produce 20-50 blooms.

Getting its Pincushion name for its flower cushion-like center and pin-looking stamens, Scabiosa is suitable for beds, borders and containers. 

Care & Growth Instructions for Scabiosa: 

  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Soil: well-draining, organic-rich soil. The addition of compost, well-rotted manure or peat moss will help enrich the soil.
  • Water: Provide pincushion flowers with an inch of water while they’re establishing their root systems. After that, the plants can tolerate periods of drought. Once a week when there is no rain and twice a week during drought-like conditions. 
  • Growth: 1-2′ in height
  • Maintenance: Deadheading spent blooms is necessary to keep the plants flowering and also improves their appearance. Pruning cuts should be made just above a leaf joint, or the stems can be cut back to the bottom leaves in fall.
  • Fertilizer: Pincushion flowers are light feeders; a bi-monthly feeding with a balanced flower fertilizer during the growing season will keep the flowers coming.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for a workshop this year!

We find so much joy in passing on our knowledge and witnessing so much natural creativity. Please check back in the Spring for our next workshop series, and in the meantime happy crafting!