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One of the longest blooming perennials, pincushion flowers have old-fashioned charm. They get their name from their interestingly shaped flowers, which resemble little pincushions. They are as at home in cottage gardens as they are in more formal borders. Group several plants together for more impact. The lavender blue, pink, or white flowers bloom over several weeks and are good for cutting. Pincushion flowers must have good drainage and full sun. They like alkaline soil, so if yours tends to be acidic, add lime to raise the pH.
The substantial flower heads of garden phlox are pleasing companions for pincushion flower in sunny borders. They bloom at the same time.Veronica
Low-growing veronicas mix well with Butterfly Blue or Pink Mist pincushion flower at the front of sunny borders.Dianthus
The rosy or red miniature carnation flowers of maiden pinks bloom at the same time as Butterfly Blue pincushion flower and they combine well at the front of the sunny borders.Coreopsis
In sun, the pale lemon daisy flowers of Moonbeam coreopsis bloom at the same time as Butterfly Blue pincushion flower and they make fine companions.