pincushion flowers

I was very happy to see my pincushion (scabiosa) flower starting to bloom!
I bought one plant last year and it self seeded lots of seedlings that grew through
most of the winter.

These were the very first two petals that I saw opening up.

And this is a close-up of the cute visitor that was on it.

In case you're wondering what it looks like, these two photos are the original plant,
photos taken last summer.

Definitely a new favorite.

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Maria Rodrigues said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos, all of them are amazing.
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diane b said...

I've never seen one before. It is beautiful and self seeding too. I love that. Great close up.

kiwikid said...

Beautifil photos, self seeding plants are always the best..wonderful photo of the visitor.

Penelope Potty Snooper said...

These flowers are truly stunning and quite unlike those I've seen so far in my travels around the world. Yes, New Zealand is on my list but then my list is really getting long......Perhaps I will see NZ only through your blog!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

very pretty i had that years ago in my garden and loved it

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a lovely plant! No wonder it is a fave. i like the macro pix AND that you showed them both ways.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful. Loved all pics

Anu said...

Hello! So beautiful flowers! Lovely photos!

eileeninmd said...


The flowers are beautiful and I love the cute little visitor. Lovely photos. Thank you for linking up your post. Have a happy day and week ahead.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Pincushions, I like them. Two springs ago purple ones bloomed in my yard. Nothing last year. Hopefully I'll remember to sprinkle seeds in early Spring.

Angie said...

Congratulations on propagating such a beautiful plant!

Jibberjabberuk said...

It reminds me of hydrangea flowers. So pretty and great that is has flowered this year.