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Scabiosa columbaria ‘Mariposa Violet’
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Mariposa Violet’
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Scabiosa columbaria ‘Mariposa Violet’

Dwarf Pincushion Flower

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.480.280

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 deep violet. 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.

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Scabiosa columbaria ‘Mariposa Violet’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
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
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
   35-20 cm
   14-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate