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Scabiosa 'Samantha's Pink'

Aka: Pincushion flower
Family: Asteraceae
Botanical name: Scabiosa columbaria 'Samantha's Pink'
Plant type: Evergreen perennial.
Plant size: 30 x 30cm
Depth & spacing: Plant with the crown at the soil surface and 30cm apart.
Watering: Keep soil moist, especially over Summer, for best results (using a mulch will make this more simple to achieve).
Frost tolerances: Tolerant to -20C
Flowering time: Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Preferred soil: Needs well drained soil which is relatively fertile..
Preferred aspect: Prefers full sun but tolerates light shade.
Ideal climates: Cool to sub-tropical.
Pruning: Prune flowers off. Foliage may be cut back during the growing season to promote fresh growth.
Fertilising: Feed this plant generously because it takes a lot of for a plant to flower for as long as this one does. Feed annually in early Spring with a general purpose fertiliser &, for best results, use a liquid fertiliser regularly during the flowering seasons.
Uses & comments: This exceptionally long flowering & large flowered Pincushion flower was bred in NZ.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:42 AM
Keywords: Scabiosa 'Samantha's Pink', plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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