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.
Low-growing, fleshy plants. One is called a weed but can be used in cooking and salads. The others are...
Thought to have originated in Africa. The principal types cultivated in the West are muskmelons (&ldqu...
This annual has white, pink, lavender, or purple flower heads on 1–2-ft. stems. ‘All Aroun...