Pincushion (Scabiosa africana)
DESCRIPTION: The Pincushion is a fast growing perennial with fine grey green leaves and dainty flowers on tall stalks that come in mauve or white.
GROWTH HABIT: The plants form dense clumps that collectively form thick stands. It does require dividing or cutting back from time to time in order to keep neat. The plant will become a stand of 30cm x 30cm.
GARDEN USES: This is a great filler for the garden border or as a container plant. It flowers from September to February and will attract many butterflies to the garden.
REQUIREMENTS: The pincushion is very hardy and it is fairly drought resistant. It will benefit from a good cutback in late summer to neaten up and rejuvenate.
4 Seasons Nursery – Heidelberg
Colourful Splendour – Craighall Park
Garden Pavilion – Brandmullers
Garden World – Muldersdrift
Hecker Nursery – Boksburg
Keith Kirsten Waterfall Wilds
Lifestyle Home Garden – Randburg
Midstream Garden Centre
Nicolas Plants – Northriding
Schaffler’s Nursery – Johannesburg
North West Stockists
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