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Week 25 – June 20, 2024

Plant Information

Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue

  • Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue - Bloom
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Scabiosa columbaria

Common Name: Pincushion flower

Hardiness Zone: 4a - 9b

Hardiness Degree: -20°F (-28.9°C)

Blooming Season: Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded

Characteristics: Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Shade Tolerant

Water: Light

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Height: 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)

Width: 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)

Exposure: Partial Sun, Sun

General Information: Long-blooming blue flowers attract butterflies to the garden’s edge or rock gardens.
Both flowers and seedheads are lovely in arrangements.
Prefers partial shade in hot Summer climates; avoid wet soil in Winter.
2000 Perennial Plant of the Year.

Grower Information:

Compact, tidy mounds of deep green, basal leaves with wiry stems hold single, round, lavender-blue flowers. 

'Butterfly Blue'