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.
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.
Reaches 3 in. tall, 1 1/2 ft. wide, with cylindrical leaves and a summer-long display of rich purple f...
These clump-forming perennialshave square stems and pairedleaves. Long, tubular flowersflare out into ...
Both species described here (one of which bears edible fruit) are Chinese natives with large, prominen...