|Scabiosa Columbaria (Pincushion Flower) - Butterfly Blue|
The pincushion flower was the winner after looking at the selections of pincushion flowers, reading the tag information, walking around a bit, and then returning to these plants. Here's the tag info:
Best Features: Provides large, pincushion shaped flower heads all summer long. Ideal choice for beds, borders, and cutting gardens.
Average Size: Height: 12-18" Space: 15"
Exposure: Full Sun
Watering: Allow soil to dry between thorough watering.
Feeding: Not necessary.
Bloom Time: Summer to autumn
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 - 8
Sweet Alyssum (white) planted right against the sidewalk will take the brunt of the heat. A small boxwood hedge is being created between the Sweet Alyssum and Pincushions. This should create a few layers of height and give some umph to the flowerbed. Hope so.