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Products > Scabiosa caucasica 'Fama'
 
Scabiosa caucasica 'Fama' - Perennial Pin Cushion
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Dipsacaceae (Teasels)
Origin: Caucasus (Europe)
Flower Color: Light Blue
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Scabiosa caucasica 'Fama' (Perennial Pin Cushion) - This perennial forms dense tufts of lance shaped, gray green leaves from which arises a beautiful display of many 3-4" wide intense lilac-blue flowers that are held 2' above plant for most of the summer. Makes a great cut flower in arrangements. Easy to grow in full sun and well-drained (not acidic) soil. Water regularly. Hardy to below < 0 F (USDA zones 4 and above). This is considered to be the largest flowering and most uniform strain of the Blue Pincushions.  The information about Scabiosa caucasica 'Fama' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We also relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we visit, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.