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Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'

Also called Small Scabious


More About Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'

  • Compact clump-forming perennial
  • Outer lavender-blue ruffled petals have domed paler blue stamens
  • Centre stamens resemble pins in a pincushion
  • Gray-green lance-shaped basal leaves
  • Bloom Time: Early summer to frost

Zone:

3

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Lavender
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Pincushion Growing and Maintenance Tips

Provide a location with good air circulation to prevent powdery mildew. Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Good drainage is required for the overall performance of this perennial, especially in the winter months where root rot may be a problem. It is not partial to hot, humid summers. Removing spent flowers will encourage blooming. 


Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Compact

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging