Scabiosa caucasica. This old-fashioned cottage garden favorite will transport you back to sunny childhood afternoons in your grandmother's garden. It is used extensively in haute summer garden design today and is also an excellent cutting flower. Pincushion flower will bloom the first year if started a good 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting outside. Its long-lasting pincushion-shaped flowers are an essential element in stunning flower arrangements~cut the stems just as the flowers are opening. Bee friendly. Deer resistant. Perennial. Hardiness zones: 3-9. Summer flowering. Height: 24" to 30".
Average seed life: 1 to 2 years.