Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name

Genus: Scabiosa

Specie: S. caucasia


English Name:


Common Name

caucasion pincushion

Botanical Family

Name in Latin: Dipsacaceae

Name in English: Teasel

The Plant

Origin: native to Europe and Asia

Growth Habit: mounding habit

Flower: pink, red, red-violet or blue. round , single flowers with papery texture. 2-3 inches across.

Blooming Period: June thru October

Leaf: finely cut leaves are dark green, clump-forming nearly flat gray-green basal foliage hugs the ground. Leaves are hairy, ovate to lance-shaped, with the upper foliage smaller and finely divided. The leaves are evergreen and remain clean and unblemished throughout the season.


mass flower in mixed bouquets, unusual texture and intricate circular form, focal points, vegetative design

Care and Handling

Lasting Quality: 5-7 days

Amount of water: text

Nutrition: preservative/food

Special handling:

Special feature/remarks:

Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attract a variety of insects.