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botanical name:
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Summer Sundae'
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Summer Sundae' © 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: pink
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. Produces attractive pin-cushion type flowerheads in summer, a mixture of pink shades from white to almost red.

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

propagation:
From seed or cuttings in spring.

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