|Common Name||Pincushion flower|
|US Patent #||PP19260|
|EU Grant #||EU27534 ('Vivid Vi')|
|Bloom Time||May, June, July, August, September|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|How Different?||It has a different flower color, and little or no mildew.|
|Landscape Value||Mixed beds or borders.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||11" / 18" / 15"|
|Soil (Garden)||Very well drained with high mineral and low organic.|
|Water (Garden)||Average needs, avoid winter wet.|
|Special Uses||Cut Flower, Deep South, Pollinator Attractor|
|Comments||Cut back old flowers for rebloom.|
Scabiosa ‘Vivid Violet’
Large, vivid-violet pincushion flowers set atop low mounds of mildew-resistant, frilly foliage. Very heavy flowering and will bloom continuously from late spring to frost. Vigorous grower! Nice.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 11″ / 18″ / 15″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): May, June, July, August, September
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|EC||1.0 – 2.0|
|pH||5.5 – 7.0|
|Fertility Needs||150 – 200 ppm|
|Notes||For flowering, grow at 65° to 75° F (18° to 24°C). Do not grow any cooler than 55° F.|
|Finish Time to 4″||6 – 8 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||—|
|Day Length for Flowering||Facultative Long Day|
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