SCABIOSA 'Moon Dance'

Commonly known as Mourning bride, Pincushion flower, Small scabious

Pale yellow or creamy double flowers
  • Deciduous
  • Yellow
  • Height
    40cm (16in)
  • Spread
    30cm (12in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Compact, clump-forming biennial or short-lived perennial forming a mound of ferny foliage. Produces pincushion flowers 4cm (1½in) across on wiry stems
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun

SCABIOSA 'Moon Dance'



  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. S. columbaria subsp. ochroleuca 'Moon Dance', S. 'Pixie Yellow'. Wildlife plant - butterflies and other insects. Ideal for a cottage garden or for edging
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. USA. University of Georgia
  • Flower Shape
    Multi rows of petals, no stamen showing
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Slightly scented
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Moderately fertile
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
40cm (16in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in)

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