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Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower
Up to 400 Sky-Blue Blooms Per Plant in a Single Season!
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Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 44189
$8.95
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Such a butterfly magnet!

This dwarf grows just 12 inches tall, but blooms from spring until frost!
It's the most floriferous Scabiosa yet! From spring until fall, a sea of color rolls over these dwarf 6-inch plants. Big 2-inch blooms of light lavender-blue with wide, frilly golden centers arise on stiff, sturdy 12-inch stems, creating a tidal wave of color that just keeps coming. We've counted 400 blooms over the course of one long bloom season on a single compact plant!

And, as its name suggests, 'Butterfly Blue' brings home the butterflies, especially in a large garden planting. Deer tend to leave it alone, and it stands up quite well to environmental stresses such as drought. Generally you will find this Pincushion Flower a very low-maintenance performer!

Hardy almost everywhere in the contiguous United States, Scabiosa is a snap to grow in well-drained soil receiving full sun to light shade (in the deep south and west). Native to the Mediterranean, Scabiosa prefers soil on the alkaline side, and can be damaged by excessively wet winter soils. Plants spread about 12 inches wide, so space them a foot apart. The foliage is grayish-green, forming a basal rosette that remains attractive from spring until frost. Zones 3-9.

Genus Scabiosa
Variety 'Butterfly Blue'
Item Form 3 1/2-inch Pot
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Mid Spring - Late Fall
Plant Height 6 in - 12 in
Plant Width 12 in
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower
Bloom Color Light Blue
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Baskets, Beds, Border, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
Beautiful Lavender "Dandelion"
Novice Flower Grower from DE wrote (June 07, 2012):
Planted 2 last fall and they stayed pretty mounds of green all (very mild and snowless) winter. Now we have dozens, maybe even hundreds of flowers that are really pretty and last 1 - 1.5 weeks as cut flowers. Even after the petals fall off the seed head is an interesting globe with soft red "hairs," that remind me of a cactus. So far I haven’t removed a single spent bloom because they remain visually appealing and they contrast nicely with the blooms. The plants grow vaguely like dandelions with a 3-4 inch high mound of foliage and 12-18 inch stems with flowers at the end. At first each stem only had one flower but as the season has continued the stems have started branching off while new stems continue to grow. I planted them at work and I think every person here has asked me what they are; they look that good. Now (June about 8 months after planting) the foliage is about 10-12 inches in diameter and the stems grow every direction, like really long pins in a pincushion. 4 stars because of the color (