Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Burgundy Bonnets (Scabon)'

Common name: Pincushion Flower

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Ruffled pincushion heads attracts butterflies and provide color from July to September. Initially dark burgundy in color, opening to a lighter burgundy flecked with white. The flowers have a long vase life, and if left uncut produce seed heads that maintain interest in the garden when it’s frosty. Selected by Fred Wilson in the UK and brought to Must Have Perennials.


Plantarium Bronze Medal (Bronzen medaille)

Uses & Attributes

Mixed border, Container, Rock garden. Attracts butterflies, Cut flower, Long blooming

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Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Dislikes winter wet.


  • Height: 28"/70cm
  • Spread: 16"/40cm
  • Habit: Mounded


  • Blooming time: Summer. Autumn
  • Flower color: Red. White
  • Foliage color: Green