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Scabiosa lucida /Pincushion Flower, Glossy Scabious

Scabiosa lucida  / Scabiosa lucida
Beautiful clear lavender flower
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Beautiful clear lavender flower

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Scientific Name: Scabiosa lucida
Common Name: Pincushion Flower, Glossy Scabious
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Lavender
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The pincushion flower attracts several species of butterflies because they are reported to be rich in nectar. Single, clear, lavender-blue flowers are borne on tall stems. Plants grow best in a fertile, well drained soil and full sunlight.