Pincushion Flower: Our Favorite Flowers

These beauties hold their color all season long with regular pruning.
pincushion flower

pincushion flower

When deadheaded regularly, pincushion flower (Scabiosa) blooms from late spring to early fall and attracts butterflies and bees. USDA Zones 3 to 9.

Want color all season long? When deadheaded regularly, pincushion flower blooms from late spring to early fall and attracts butterflies and bees. This herbaceous annual or perennial, depending on species and cultivar, should be planted in moist, well-drained soil and full sun. It comes in pink, blue and lavender. Perennial types such as Scabiosa columbaria are hardy in USDA Zones 3 to 7.