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Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower) 'Fire King'
Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower) 'Fire King'

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Zone
Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Scabiosa atropurpurea

Pincushion Flower, Mourning Bride
Dipsacaceae
Annuals, Perennials

SCABIOSA

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.

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