Scabiosa columbaria 'Mariposa Blue'
This is a newly introduced 'Pincushion Flower', forming a compact mound that becomes covered in lavender blue flowers from spring to the autumn. Attractive to bees and other pollinators. Hardy and easy to grow, perfect in patio containers. Removal of spent flowers encourages more blooming. Trim to shape each spring to keep compact habit.
Plant into any average garden soil, avoiding wet areas. Keep well watered until firmly established, feed with a good liquid fertiliser every two weeks in the flowering season.
Soak plant thoroughly in its pot before planting, dig hole large enough to comfortably accommodate the root ball. Ensure the surrounding soil and the top of the root ball are at the same level. Fill around the root ball with soil mixed with good planting compost and a suitable fertiliser. Firm well and water generously.
Full Sun Part Shade
June - September