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Pincushion Flower 'Vivid Violet'

Scabiosa 'Vivid Violet'

1 gallon pot


Noted for its heavy flowering and mildew resistance, Scabiosa 'Vivid Violet' (Pincushion Flower) is a compact, clump-forming perennial forming a short mound of ferny foliage. Blooming for months from late spring until frost, it rewards the gardeners with a profusion of large, vivid-violet, pincushion-like flowers atop wiry stems. The pretty blossoms hover over the foliage mound of lobed, gray-green leaves. Trouble-free, easy-to-grow, this eye-catching beauty is excellent for grouping or massing in borders and rock gardens. The finely divided foliage stays low and compact, making this pretty perennial suitable for edging borders and paths.


Thrives in full sun in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Part shade is tolerated in hot summer climates. Protect from winter wet. Drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies but is ignored by deer.


  • Herbaceous perennial

  • Full sun

  • 1-2 ft. tall & wide

  • Zones 4-9

  • Low to average water needs

Pincushion Flower 'Vivid Violet'

  • At-A-Glance

    • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
    • Exposure: Full Sun
    • Season of Interest: May-Sep
    • Flower Color: Purple
    • Mature Size: 1'-2' tall & wide
    • Water Needs: Low to average
    • Soil Type: Very well drained with high mineral and low organic.
    • Tolerance: Drought, deer
    • Attracts: Butterflies

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