Common Name: Pincushion Flower
Height: 12-18 Inches
Spread: 15 Inches
Flower Color: Blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Late spring Early summer Midsummer Late summer
How's your soil?: Average Soil Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0) Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio Eclectic
This selection produces a profusion of lavender-blue, pincushion-like flowers over a very long period beginning in late spring. They sit atop wirey stems which hover over the short mound of ferny basal foliage.
They make excellent cut flowers and also attract butterflies.