Pincushion Flower, Mourning Bride
Resembling a pincushion full of needles, each Scabiosa flower has stamens that protrude well beyond the curved flower heads. 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
Annual in most zones, may persist as a perennial where winters are mild. May also be sold as S. grandiflora. From southern Europe. Grows to 2 1/2–3 ft. tall and 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, and white. ‘Black Knight’ has deep maroon flowers that are almost black. Double Mixed strain reaches 3 ft. high; Dwarf Double Mixed grows to 1 1/2 ft. high. Attracts birds.
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