|Scabiosa graminifolia is a clumping, evergreen perennial with linear, grass-like leaves that are entire, medium green, to 6 inches long, and covered with tufts of silvery hairs. Summer borne flowers are solitary, light purple, up to 1 1/2 inches wide, and held on strong, narrow stalks. The name pincushion perfectly fits the description of the flower as it has a rounded form. Scabiosa thrives in soil that is sunny, neutral to alkaline, well-drained, and on the dry side. It does not like excessive winter moisture and should be divided every 3 years or it will die out or become less vigorous. Native to southern Europe.