"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere
" Van Gogh

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pincushion Flowers

The Pincushion (Scabiosa) is great flower to grow.
Love the centers of these flowers.

A wonderful cut flower and I did not realize the different colors they came in.

Hubby and I bought a large seed packet from our local garden center that carries Botanical Interests, Inc.  This packet is called "Bring Home The Butterflies".
There is a mix of flower and herb seeds in this particular seed packet.
I thought we would see the usual lavender and white Pincushions.

But a few other colored Pincushions popped up.
They are prettier in person.

They attract a lot of butterflies and bees too.

Can you see the Praying Mantis in the Pinchusion?  It blends so well into the flowers. I have not seen it lately.  I think it went off to find its mate.  

This beauty is a container variety called "Mariposa Blue". I purchased this at my local garden center about two years ago.  It is a great container plant and it blooms a lot.  Just repot in early fall or spring. The last time I repotted the plant, the root clump was large enough to make two more new plants for the garden.

In a few weeks I will be repotting this one and I hope I can get another plant from it.  They are a beautiful plant to add to your garden or your container garden.


Janneke said...

Lovely pincushion flowers and your bouquet is so beautiful.

Down by the sea said...

Do you get all those flowers from that one packet of seeds? How lovely to have such a range in colours. I do like pincushion flowers. Sarah x