Pincushion, Butterfly Blue
This pincushion flower cultivar is a compact, clump-forming perennial which typically grows only 12-15″ tall. Long and profuse blooms from late April until frost. Blooms almost all year in mild winter climates. Flowers (2″ diameter) feature an outer ring of frilly, flat, lavender-blue petals and a paler domed center cushion with protruding stamens (resembling pins in a pincushion). Flowers bloom singly on stiff stems. Finely cut grayish-green basal leaves.
Common Name: Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower
Scientific Name: Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’
Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 12-15″ height, 12-15″ spread
Bloom Color: Powder Blue
Bloom Period: April – Frost
Landscape Use: Rock Garden, Borders, Perennial Garden, Container, Butterfly Garden
Zone: 5 – 8
Growth Rate: Fast
Companion Plants: Coreopsis, Pink Dianthus, Purple Clematis, Catmint, Silver Dragon Liriope, Autumn Joy Sedum. Stop by and visit our garden center and nursery to talk with our staff about other plants in stock.
Maintenance: Dead heading will prolong blooming.
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