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Scabiosa columbaria ‘Misty Butterflies’


Dwarf Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.480.150


An extremely long-blooming perennial, ideal for edging, rock gardens or containers. Plants are low and tufted or mounding, with taller stems that bear small lacy button flowers of soft lilac blue or sometimes pale pink. Remove faded blooms and plants will continue to flower for months. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Powdery mildew can sometimes be a problem during the summer; treat this with a preventative fungicide. Divide clumps in the spring every two to three years, or simply replace them with new ones from time to time.

Further details for
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Misty Butterflies’

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
  Light Pink
  Mixed
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
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Scabiosa columbaria ‘Misty Butterflies’


Dwarf Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.480.150


An extremely long-blooming perennial, ideal for edging, rock gardens or containers. Plants are low and tufted or mounding, with taller stems that bear small lacy button flowers of soft lilac blue or sometimes pale pink. Remove faded blooms and plants will continue to flower for months. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Powdery mildew can sometimes be a problem during the summer; treat this with a preventative fungicide. Divide clumps in the spring every two to three years, or simply replace them with new ones from time to time.

Further details for
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Misty Butterflies’

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
  Light Pink
  Mixed
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
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium