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.
Hybrid between O. majorana and O. vulgare. Grows to 1–2 ft. tall and wide, wit...
Native toeastern Asia. Grows to 3–8 ft.tall, 10 ft. wide. Leaves 6–12 in.long; flower plumes to 1 ft. ...
Small genus of plants from sunny, moist areas in South America. Species include a spreading mound and ...