Scabiosa columbaria f. nana Pincushion Pink description
Pastel pink pincushion flowers through the summer – remove dead flowers to keep it flowering.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle of a border, on a bank or near a patio and is fairly trouble free provided the soil isn’t too alkaline (chalky).
Common name: Pink Little Pincushion.
Also known as: Scabiosa columbaria ‘Pincushion Pink’
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space in the middle of a flower bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, but not very much lime.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Keep trimming off old flower stems.
Can get Powdery Mildew – cut off affected leaves.
Size of plant:
Height 50 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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