Pincushion, Butterfly Blue


 Description: 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'

Type: Perennial

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

Soil: Well-drained

Zone: 5 - 8

Growth Rate: Fast

Companion Plants: Coreopsis, Pink Dianthus, Purple Clematis, Catmint, Silver Dragon Liriope, Autumn Joy Sedum

Maintenance: Dead heading will prolong blooming.

Attracts: Butterflies



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