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Scabiosa columbaria Pink Mist - Dove Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria Pink Mist is the hardiest cultivar that I have seen. Pink Mist is more compact than the cultivar Butterfly Blue and the flowers last longer. This pincushion flower forms a mound that is 8" tall and 18" wide, the soft pink flowers are borne on 4-6" stalks. Adult butterflies are attracted to the flowers for their nectar. Snipping off the spent blooms encourages new flowers and keeps the plants looking tidy. Scabiosa columbaria is native to East Africa. Scabiosa columbaria Pink Mist can be expected to bloom through the Spring and Summer if the spent blossoms are removed. The Painted Lady, Gray Hairstreak, Variable Checkerspot Gulf Frittilary, White Checkered Skipper, and Western Tiger Swallowtail will drop by for a sip of nectar if they are around.

Scabiosa columbaria Pink Mist, Dove Pincushion Flower

Pink Flowers of Scabiosa columbaria Pink Mist - Dove Pincushion Flower. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

The plants in the Scabiosa genus featured on this site:
Scabiosa atropurpurea Black Knight * Black Knight Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa atropurpurea Royal Ruby * Royal Ruby Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa caucasica Fama Deep Blue * Deep Blue Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa causasica Perfecta Blue * Perfecta Blue Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue * Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa columbaria Pink Mist * Pink Mist Pinchushion Flower
Scabisoa cretica * Balaeric Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa farinosa * Dwarf Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa ochroleuca * Yellow Pincushion Flower