Scabiosa Caucasica Fama Pink


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Common Name: Caucasian Pincushion
Size: 2-3 Litre
Hardiness: H4
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Flowering Period: Summer – Autumn
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Hardiness: H4
  • Eventual Height: 0.5 – 1m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.1 – 0.5m

Scabiosa Causaica Fama Pink, commonly known as ‘Caucasian Pincushion’,  is a mound forming, compact perennial plant that features beautiful pink flowers with a unique, pincushion-like shape. This plant is perfect for adding a pop of colour to any garden or landscape, and it is easy to grow and maintain.

The foliage of this variety is dark green and glossy, and the plant reaches a mature height of about 1 metre. The flowers bloom in late Spring and continue to bloom throughout the Summer and into early Autumn, making it a long-lasting addition to any garden. It is drought tolerant and requires well-drained soil, it also prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. This plant is deer resistant, making it a great option for gardeners in areas with a lot of deer.

Overall, this is a beautiful and easy-to-grow plant that adds a splash of colour and charm to any garden.

How to care for your Scabiosa Causaica Fama Pink

  • Light: Prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. Be sure to plant it in an area of your garden that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
  • Water: This plant is drought tolerant, but it still needs regular watering. Water it deeply once a week, or more often if the weather is particularly hot or dry. Be sure to avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.
  • Soil: Prefers well-drained soil. If your soil is heavy or clay-like, consider mixing in some sand or perlite to improve drainage.
  • Fertiliser: This plant doesn’t require a lot of fertiliser, but you can feed it once a month with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser during the growing season.
  • Pruning: It will benefit from regular deadheading, which is the process of removing spent flowers. This will encourage the plant to produce more blooms.

By following these simple care instructions, you can enjoy the beautiful blooms of Scabiosa Causaica Fama Pink all season long.

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