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.

Next Up

Planting and Growing Garden Phlox

Learn how to plant, grow and care for this perennial charmer in your garden.

What's Your Birth Month Flower?

Like gemstones, birthday month flowers have different meanings. Which one is yours?

Planting and Growing Joe Pye Weed

Forget the "weed" in this plant's name. Joe Pye weed is actually a wildflower that invites lots of lovely butterflies to your garden.

Learn About the Monarch Butterfly's Fall Migration

Make way for monarchs! This pretty, but threatened, butterflies migrate each fall to spend winter where frosts won’t find them. Discovered where you can experience this incredible, endangered annual migration.

Planting and Growing Milkweed

Welcome endangered monarchs and other beautiful butterflies to your yard with milkweed. We tell you how, when and where to grow different types of milkweed — including butterfly weed, common milkweed, swamp milkweed and showy milkweed — as well as where to get milkweed seeds.

How to Care for Butterfly Bush

The colorful flowering butterfly bush is easy to care for and a favorite of gardeners and butterflies alike.

How to Create a Butterfly Garden

Learn how to add a butterfly garden to your yard and make it a destination for these beauties.

How to Grow Foxgloves

Prolific blooms make foxglove a great plant for your cottage garden. Find out how to grow and care for these pretty, dramatic flowering plants.

Planting for Pollinators

Bring beneficial birds, bees and butterflies to your garden by growing plants and flowers they love.

How to Plant and Grow Marigold Flowers

Easy-to-grow marigolds add bright yellow, gold, orange and creamy-white color to gardens and containers from spring into fall.

Go Shopping

Spruce up your outdoor space with products handpicked by HGTV editors.

On TV

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.