I love the simplicity of scabiosa; a flower with a complete lack of pretension.
Scabiosa comes in an array of colors including a variety of blues and violets. One of my personal favorites is the “black” scabiosa.
Scabiosa is also famous for its pods. They look a little funny on their own, but are a floral designers secret trick. The chameleonlike little balls can be tucked into arrangements of various colors, shapes and sizes to add texture and interest.
Finally, a beautiful photograph of a classic periwinkle scabiosa (the tight little buds are a whole other beautiful entity no?):