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Products > Scabiosa farinosa
 
Scabiosa farinosa - Dwarf Pincushion Bush
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Dipsacaceae (Teasels)
Origin: Tunisia (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Blue
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Scabiosa farinosa (Dwarf Pincushion Bush) - This evergreen subshrub forms a rounded mound that reaches 18 to 24 inches tall and as wide with dark, glossy green leaves. The lavender blue pincushion flowers are borne in tight clumps on 4 inch tall stalks in spring and summer. Plant in sun or part shade with moderate to very little irrigation. Hardy to 20 F. A great little easy care mounding shrub with dark green almost plastic looking foliage. The flowers are a nectar source for butterflies. This plant comes from the hot mediterranean climate of Tunisia in northern Africa. We first received this plant from UCSB biology greenhouse manager John Bleck in 1988 and have been growing it ever since.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Scabiosa farinosa.