Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower) skab-ee-OH-suh
One of the most beautiful and interesting small flowers available to gardeners is scabiosa, also known as pincushion flowers. Native to Europe, the perennial flower comes in a variety of beautiful hues and is easy to grow successfully.
Best planted in early spring, scabiosa blooms will grow at a moderate pace, reaching maturity in 90 to 100 days. The end result is a bounty of button-like flowers atop wiry stems that flutter in the breeze. Beyond looking beautiful and unique, scabiosa flowers also attract useful pollinators to the garden such as bees and butterflies. With just a bit of care they’ll bloom all throughout the summer and into early fall, enlivening your garden with ease.