| Pincushion Flower, Scabious|
Obovate, sometimes pubescent, basal leaves grow in clumps. Thin, sometimes hairy, stems bear light blue, pink, or lavender flower heads that are about 1.5 inches across.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: cushion mound or small clump
Plant Use: In the front of beds and borders, in informal gardens, and containers, as a cut flower.
Width: Minimum: 18 inches Maximum: 24 inches
Foliage Texture: medium
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: Long blooming. 'Butterfly Blue' and 'Pink Mist' are two popular cultivars, however some have found they act more like annuals. In general, flowers are not as interesting as those of S. Caucasica, yet they fill the benches in garden centers while S. Caucasica can be a rare find.