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Scabiosa columbaria ‘Misty Butterflies’
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Misty Butterflies’
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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.

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Scabiosa columbaria ‘Misty Butterflies’

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
  Light Pink
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
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate