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botanical name:
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Oxford Blue'
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Oxford Blue' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sweet Scabious, Pincushion Flower
family:  Dipsacaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Short-lived perennial or hardy annual. Attractive pin-cushion type mid-blue flowerheads freely produced on tall stems in summer.

cultivation:
Well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in sun.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings in spring.

usage:
Borders, classic cottage garden plant.
Attractive to insects.

other notes:
Introduced by K. Sahin, Zaden B.V., Holland, 1990

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