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'Kompliment' growth habit.

'Kompliment' flower.

'Perfecta' flower.

'Perfecta Alba' flower.

'Fama' flower.

'Fama' growth habit.

Pincushion Flower, Scabious
Scabiosa caucasica


The best of the perennial Scabiosas, although maybe harder to find than the less interesting S. columbaria. Leaves are gray-green to blue-green, basal, lanceolate, entire, and grow in clumps from which long stems emerge bearing flowers three-inches wide in white, light blue, cornflower blue, lavender, and darker blue. Flat flowers have white or yellow centers and slightly lobed petals.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: cushion mound or small clump

Plant Use: In the front of beds and borders, grouped in informal gardens, and containers, as a cut flower.

stem cuttings
Light Requirement: full sun

Flower Color:
light blue
dark blue
Bloom Period:
early summer
late summer
Height: Minimum: 18 inches      Maximum: 24 inches

Width: Minimum: 18 inches     Maximum: 24 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Makes an excellent cut flower. 'Kompliment,' 'Fama,' 'Perfecta,' and 'Perfecta Alba' are some good cultivars.

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