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Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This selection offers a profusion of lavender-blue, pincushion like flowers over a very long period beginning in late spring. They sit atop very wirey stems which hover over the short mound of ferny basal foliage. They make excellent cut flowers and also attract butterflies.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Scabiosa grows best in average soil and full sun. Good drainage is essential for the health of the plants. Deadheading will promote a longer blooming period. In the fall, cut back any flowering stems to help the plants prepare for winter.

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Foliage Color


Plant Spread

15 in.

Good Companions

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue', Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns', Alchemilla mollis, Dianthus 'Neon Star', Campanula persicifolia 'La Belle'.

Plant Height

12-18 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Border plants, Container, Cut flower or foliage, Mass Planting

Bloom Time

Late spring to summer

Critter Resistance


Full sun

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