Scabiosa atropurpurea. Scabiosa Imperial Mix seeds are also known as the Pincushion Flower. Fully double flowers in rose, pink, purple, lavender, maroon, and white. Flowers are 8cm (3″) across and almost ball-shaped, appearing from mid-summer to frost. Start this annual indoors 4-5 weeks before last frost, or direct sow outdoors in autumn. Plant height to 78-104cm (30-40″). Scabiosa flowers are unusually generous with nectar, so these plants will attract all manner of insects, and even hummingbirds. Scabiosa is drought tolerant so it is useful for xeriscaping. Bring some cut flowers indoors and enjoy their fragrant scent in flower arrangements.