- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 14 Inches
- Mature Spread 10 - 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Pincushion flowers are excellent plants to add to any pollinator garden bed. The fluffy, pure white flowers of Flutter™ Pure White Pincushion Flower draw in beneficial pollinators from early summer to the first frost of fall and make for long-lasting cut flowers in arrangements. The slightly gray-green foliage remains attractive all season, resisting most pests and diseases.
Pincushion flowers do a great job of filling empty spots in the garden and seasonal containers. The shorter height of the Flutter™ series makes it suitable to add as a filler in a hanging basket. Although the best flowering will occur when this perennial is in full sun, it will tolerate some shade and can be grown under cover of a pergola or other structure. Deer rarely bother to browse on Scabiosa columbaria. As new growth emerges in the spring, slugs and snails may be an issue. Scabiosa looks best when paired with other traditional cottage garden plants such as coreopsis, lamb’s ear, artemisia, and hydrangeas of all types.
Flutter™ Pure White Pincushion Flower Care
Pincushion Flowers will grow well in almost any spot as long as the soil is well draining year-round. A neutral to alkaline soil pH is preferred, and heavy clay soil must be amended with compost to make it lighter. Scabiosa will grow well with an annual layer of mulch on its root zone. Use finely shredded leaves, arborist chips, or compost that will gradually decompose and add nutrients to the soil over time. Fertilize annually with a topdressing of a slow-release feed for flowering plants. Container-grown Pincushion Flowers will grow well with feeding once a month. Use a diluted liquid fertilizer when the soil is damp. Dry plants are at risk of suffering from fertilizer burn.
Flutter™ Pure White is a short-lived herbaceous perennial and benefits from regular dividing. Dividing older plant clumps every 3-4 years will reinvigorate the roots and is best done in the spring. Keep newly transplanted starts well watered through the growing season. Deadheading is not necessary for the Flutter™ series. The plants are self-cleaning and produce tiny amounts of seed. Clean-up spent top growth in the late winter or early spring as the new growth begins to sprout.
Flutter™ Pure White Pincushion Flower Spacing
The mature size of the Flutter™ Pure White is a compact 14 inches tall and 12 inches wide. This useful plant can be tucked into just about any mixed seasonal container. Place the plants 10 inches apart when planting in the garden bed.
Flutter™ Pure White Pincushion Flower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
|Plant Type: Perennial
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 12 - 14 Inches
|Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Inches
|Spacing: 12 - 14 Inches
|Flower Color(s): White
|Bloom Period: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Late Summer
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|Container Role: Filler
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Flutter™ Pure White Pincushion Flower
|Other Name(s): Pincushion Flower
|Scientific Name: Scabiosa columbariaPure White
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.