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Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’
Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’
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Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’

Dwarf Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.480.100

This British selection is extremely popular here in North America. It forms a low mound of ferny green foliage. Soft lavender-blue pincushion flowers begin to appear in early summer and continue blooming non-stop into late fall. Terrific for mass planting, edging the border, and especially in mixed containers. Removing faded flowers will ensure continued blooming. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Former Perennial Plant of the Year in 2000.

Further details for
Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate