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An under-appreciated perennial with lavender blue pincushion-like blooms from late spring up until frost. Bees and butterflies love it!
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Pincushion flowers are considered somewhat old-fashioned but it just goes to show how well loved these perennials are. Flat-bottomed, dome shaped, ruffle-edged flowers stand above finely cut leaves, making it a perfect candidate for sunny cut-flower gardens as well as container planters, hanging baskets, borders, and mass plantings. Butterfly Blue pincushion flower has lovely lavender blue blooms from late spring into the fall, and bees and butterflies love the long blooming season.
|Common Name||Pincushion Flower|
|Mature Size||18" tall and wide|
|Cold Hardiness||-30 ° F|
|Characteristics||Perennial, deer-resistant, drought tolerant once established, attracts bees and butterflies|
|Light||Sun to partial sun|
|Bloom Color||Lavender blue|
|Bloom Time||Late spring into fall. Dead head for longer blooming.|
|Uses||Rock gardens, woodland gardens, container planters, borders, cut flower gardens, hanging baskets, mass planting|
|Photos||Real images, not stock photos|