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Scabiosa columbaria

 
Scabiosa columbaria
pincushion flower, scabious

Common name pincushion flower, scabious
Family dipsacaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue
Size up to 2 feet
Light full sun-part shade
Cultural notes average garden soil
From seed occasionally self-seeds in our garden

Light blue flowers spring through summer. Often stays green in winter. Sometimes has a hard time getting through the winter, most likely due to drainage problems. Ours are descendents of 'Butterfly Blue'.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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