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Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower) 'Fire King'
Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower) 'Fire King'

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Scabiosa

Pincushion Flower
Dipsacaceae
Annuals, Perennials

Stamens protrude beyond curved surface of flower head, giving illusion of pins stuck into a cushion. Bloom begins in midsummer, continues until frost if flowers are deadheaded or cut regularly. Good in mixed or mass plantings. Excellent cut flowers.

Scabiosa atropurpurea

From southern Europe. Grows 2 1/2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Oblong, coarsely toothed leaves. Many long, wiry stems carry flowers to 2 in. or more wide, in colors from blackish purple to salmon pink, rose, white.

Scabiosa columbaria
Scabiosa columbaria

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Scabiosa columbaria

Native to Europe, Africa, Asia. To 2 ft. high and wide. Finely cut gray-green leaves. Flowers to 3 in., in lavender blue, pink, or white; almost all year in mildest areas.

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