Scabiosa 'Ultra Violet'Scabiosa 'Ultra Violet'

Scabiosa ‘Ultra Violet’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.

Extremely dark, long blooming, electric violet flower color, making it a real stand out in the garden. Gray-green basal foliage hugs the ground with flower stalks rising well above the foliage. Perfect for the border and for the cut-flower grower. A butterfly magnet.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 10″ / 14″ / 18″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): May, June, July, August, September

SKU: SCAUV Categories: ,
Common Name Pincushion flower
Family Dipsacaceae
Genus Scabiosa
species caucasica
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP14038
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 10" / 14" / 18"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time May, June, July, August, September
Growth Rate Moderate
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Spring, Summer
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Soil (Garden) Very well drained with high mineral and low organic.
pH 6.2 - 7.0
Exposure Full Sun
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Pollinator Attractor
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average needs, avoid winter wet.
How Different? Better flower color with good flower size, better than any other on the market.
Landscape Value Mixed beds or borders.
Finish Time to 4" 8 - 10 weeks
Comments Most common growing error is to grow as a greenhouse plant instead of as a wasteland plant. Add grit to the planting mix to aid drainage.
Grower Notes Facultative long day. For flowering, grow at 65° to 75° F (18° to 24°C). Do not grow any cooler than 55° F.
Scabiosa 'Ultra Violet' - Product Profile
Scabiosa 'Ultra Violet' - Growing Recipe

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