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new! Leaf & Petal Designs 4-piece Pincushion Flower Set

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Overview & Details

Leaf & Petal Designs 4-piece Pincushion Flower Set
Large flowers, rich colors and long bloom times — that's what your garden is in store for when you plant these Pincushion Flowers. Their frilly blossoms sit atop sturdy stems and contrast against grayish-green leaves for a beautifully unique look.

What You Get

  • 2 "Blue Flutter" pincushion flowers in 3.25" pots
  • 2 "Pink Flutter" pincushion flowers in 3.25" pots
  • Planting and growing guide
  • Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty

Good to Know

  • Plants are alive and growing at the time of shipment.
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The Basics

Country of Origin: USA

Key Specs

Plant Form: Potted; alive and growing at the time of shipment
Common Plant Name: Pincushion Flowers
Variety: Scabiosa columbaria "Blue Flutter" and Scabiosa columbaria "Pink Flutter"
Annual/Perennial: Perennial
Height at Maturity: 12" to 14"
Spread at Maturity: 10" to 12"
Time to Reach Full Maturity: 1 year

Care

Sun/Shade Requirements: Full sun
Watering Requirements: Adequate and consistent watering is essential for your plants; infrequent, long soakings of water that thoroughly saturate the soil are more effective than frequent, light applications of water
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5 through 9
Planting Space Distance: At least 12" apart
Bloom Period: Spring to late summer

Features

Pincushion flowers 
  • Offer larger flowers, richer colors and a longer bloom time than pincushion flowers of the past
  • Provide frilly flowers that add color and texture to the landscape all season long
  • Each blossom features frilly petals, a central cushion and delicate protruding stamens
  • Intricate flowers contrast with lobed, grayish-green leaves
  • Flower continuously from spring to frost
  • Sturdy flower stems hold the blossoms upright without the need for staking
  • Compact, mounded growth ensures an attractive habit that never becomes leggy
  • Compact, tidy habit makes them perfect for gardens of any size
  • An excellent permanent replacement for flowering annuals in the landscape; plant once and enjoy them for years to come
  • Great for mixed beds, edging, borders and containers
  • Excellent for sunny butterfly gardens
  • Magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds and evening moths
  • Attract pollinators of all types
  • Withstand frigid winters and returns in spring ready to bloom again
  • Disease-resistant foliage stands up to the mildew that plagues older varieties
  • Thrive in nearly any part of the country

Planting Instructions
  • Thoroughly hydrate the plant by submersing the root zone in a container of water for 10 minutes while you prepare for planting. 
  • Prepare the root ball for planting by gently disturbing the surface roots with your fingers, fork or gardening tool and pruning any damaged roots. This will encourage the roots to begin growing outward into the new soil.
  • Dig a hole twice as deep and twice as wide as the plant's root ball. Partially back-fill the hole with soil and place the plant into the hole. The top of the root ball should be level with the ground surrounding the hole. Refill the hole with soil, firming the soil around the plant with your fingers. Check to be sure the plant is not planted too deeply. If it is, raise the plant carefully and re-firm the soil.
  • Water thoroughly.

Continuing Care
  • Apply a 2" to 4" layer of shredded bark, compost, leaves, straw or other organic matter around your plants to promote moisture retention, maintain even soil temperatures and discourage weed growth. Replenish the mulch as needed.
  • Adequate and consistent watering is essential during your plant's first year in the garden. Infrequent, long soakings of water that thoroughly saturate the soil are more effective than frequent, light applications of water. 
  • Do not allow the soil or the original root ball to completely dry out. During the first summer, you may need to water as often as every few days in periods of drought and extreme summer heat. To determine if your plant needs water, dig a few inches into the soil next to the plant. If the soil is dry 2" to 3" below the surface, it is time to water.
  • Overwatering can be as damaging as under watering. Be sure that the area surrounding your plant has adequate drainage to move water away from the plant. If you choose to plant in a container, always select one with drainage holes to prevent your plant's roots from sitting in water.
  • Feed your plants once every 2 to 3 weeks during the growing season with a water-soluble fertilizer.
  • Keep the area around your plants free of weeds. Weeds compete with surrounding plants for food, water and light. Walk around the garden periodically and pull weeds, including the roots, as soon as you see them.
  • Remove spent flowers as blooms fade to promote heavier reblooming. Clip off any dead, damaged or unsightly growth as needed to maintain an attractive appearance. Cut each plant down to its basal leaves after it has finished flowering in fall. New growth will emerge in spring as temperatures rise.

Winterizing Instructions
  • Watering thoroughly in late fall will greatly enhance your plant's cold tolerance once the ground has frozen.
  • Scabiosa is a hardy plant, but will benefit from mulching in very cold areas. The time to winterize your plants is in late fall. When winterizing perennials, keep in mind that the root system is the most vulnerable to cold damage. Mulch heavily by mounding a 6" to 8" layer of shredded bark, compost, leaves, straw or other organic material over the crown of each plant.
  • In very cold areas, containerized plants can be brought into an unheated, protected area such as a garage or cellar before temperatures drop below freezing. Check soil moisture every 2 to 3 weeks and water as needed during winter. 
  • In spring, remove mulch from in-ground plantings. Containerized plants should be moved back out into the garden sunlight where they will begin to repeat their yearly garden performance.

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