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Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue

Pincushion Flower

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 15" (Plant 16" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Blue / Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
P.P.A. Plant of the year 2000. Richly blue frilly skirt of petals surround a silvery central "pincushion" of this Scabiosa.

One of the longest flowering perennials. Multiple pincushion shaped flowers produced all season. Very compact with ferny blue-grey foliage. A garden favorite.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Sunny Spot

Scabiosa General Information:

Scabiosa are extremely long blooming compact, clump-forming perennials with uniquely shaped, eye-catching flowers. Multiple pincushion-shaped flowers produced all season. Shades of purples, bluish and pinks. Needs well drained soil.

Scabiosa Plant Care:

Prefers average fertile soil with good winter drainage. Can be divided every 3 - 4 years in spring if needed. Cut off dead outer leaves in spring if needed. Remove spent blossoms to extend bloom time. Old flowering stems can be cut back for winter, but leave new growth at base to overwinter.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: SCBB