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.
From New Zealand, these evergreen foliage plants are slow-growing aralia relatives. In P. crassifo...
Group of about 200 species grown mainly for their flowers’ long, silky stamens (the blossoms loo...
Both species described here (one of which bears edible fruit) are Chinese natives with large, prominen...