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Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Oxford Blue'
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common name: Sweet Scabious, Pincushion Flower
growth rate: fast
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Short-lived perennial or hardy annual. Attractive pin-cushion type mid-blue flowerheads freely produced on tall stems in summer.
Well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in sun.
From seed or cuttings in spring.
Borders, classic cottage garden plant.
Attractive to insects.
Introduced by K. Sahin, Zaden B.V., Holland, 1990