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Pincushion Flower Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'

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Phonetic Spelling
skab-ee-OH-suh kol-um-BAR-ee-uh
Description

Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower has delicate foliage, bright lavender-blue flowers, and a relatively small size for the species. It will often bloom continuously from April until the first frost in the fall. Perfect for the front of a border or in a container on a patio or deck. It does not tolerate excess moisture in winter.

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Tags:
#dwarf#compact habit#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#dwarf#compact habit#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Scabiosa
    Species:
    columbaria
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2" showy lavender-blue flowers that bloom almost year round.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Gray-green finely cut leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Fairy Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups