Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue

Pincushion Flower

$11.95 ea. (3+ discount) $11.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: SCBB

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Perennial Plant Association's 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.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 15"
Spacing: 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: Blue
Accent: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More

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, blues 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.