Home > Types of Flowers > Scabiosa caucasica

Scabiosa caucasica (Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa caucasica

Botanical Name:    Scabiosa caucasica

Common Name(s):    Pincushion flower

Family:    Dipsacaceae

Genus:    Scabiosa

Species:    Caucasica

Plant Type:    Herbaceous perennial

Height:    18-24 in (46-61 cm)

Spread:    12-18 in (30-48 cm)

Bloom Time:    May to July

Bloom Color(s):    Lavender to blue, White

Leaves:    Grayish-green

Range:    Caucasus


Scabiosa caucasica (Pincushion flower) is a species of flowering plant in the dipsacaceae family. It is native to the Caucasus. It is a clump-forming perennial that grows to 18-24 inches (46-61 cm) tall and 12-18 in (30-48 cm) wide. It flower in May to July. The flowers are pale blue or lavender, white, 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) in diameter. The leaves are grayish-green, lance-shaped, pinnately-lobed basal leaves and narrow pinnately-lobed stem leaves. Grown in moderately fertile, neutral to alkaline, well-drained soils in sun full.

How to Grow

Sun:    Sun full

Water:    Medium

Soil:    Well-drained, Alkaline or Neutral, Chalk, Loam or Sand

Propagation:    Seed