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Scabiosa columbaria 'Mariposa Violet'


Large blue pincushions produced in great numbers above mounds of attractive foliage.

Fully double, large, lavender blue blossoms on sturdy stems rise above tidy bluish-green foliage. With a compact, tidy habit, this is a long and profuse bloomer. The Phoenicians were mightily impressed with this cultivar in our trials.

Common Name: Pincushion Flower

Family: Dipsacaceae (The Teasel Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

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