Scabiosa columbaria ‘Pink Mist’ Location: full sun. Soil: sandy, well-drained soil enriched with compost. Water: regular watering keeps them lush, but generally they are medium water consumers that can survive short periods of drought. Scabiosas watered too frequently may fail to thrive and can die. Fertilizing and pruning: feed regularly during spring and summer with slow-release 3:1:5. Deadhead spent flowers to keep the plants neat.