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Scabiosa columbaria ‘Mariposa Blue’


Dwarf Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.480.270


An excellent addition to the Dwarf Pincushion Flower selections. This forms a lacy, compact mound of grey-green leaves, bearing large, button-shaped flowers in lavender-blue. Flowers begin to appear in early summer and continue blooming non-stop into late fall. Ideal for along the front of a sunny border, in mixed containers, the rock garden or even growing on walls. Attractive to butterflies. Deadhead occasionally in summer to tidy up the plants. Needs very good drainage in winter. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Mariposa Blue’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
Spread
   35-40 cm
   14-16 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Scabiosa columbaria ‘Mariposa Blue’


Dwarf Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.480.270


An excellent addition to the Dwarf Pincushion Flower selections. This forms a lacy, compact mound of grey-green leaves, bearing large, button-shaped flowers in lavender-blue. Flowers begin to appear in early summer and continue blooming non-stop into late fall. Ideal for along the front of a sunny border, in mixed containers, the rock garden or even growing on walls. Attractive to butterflies. Deadhead occasionally in summer to tidy up the plants. Needs very good drainage in winter. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Mariposa Blue’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
Spread
   35-40 cm
   14-16 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium