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Herbaceous Range

RHS Plants for Pollinators

Scabiosa columbaria 'Pincushion Blue'

This 'Pincushion Flower' is a compact, hardy plant with grey-green leaves that form a strong mound, over which the pretty lavender blue flowers are continuously produced. Removal of spent flowers encourages more blooming. Perfect for beds, borders or containers.

Plant Care

Keep well watered until firmly established. Plant into any good garden soil, avoiding wet areas. Feed in spring with a good general fertiliser. Tidy any winter damaged leaves in spring.

Planting Instructions

Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.

Full Sun

May - September




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