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Scabiosa Butterfly Blue

 
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Butterfly Blue also called Pincushion Flower, everybody loves this one, with its true blue flowers. (Scabiosa columbaria)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to fall
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 150PER
The Scabiosas may have a rather ugly name, but wow, what beautiful flowers! (Butterflies will love them as much as you do.) And once this one gets going, it gives you true blue flowers week after week. They're great in the garden, and also one of the best perennial flowers for cutting--they have long, clean stems that display each flower beautifully in a vase. Sometimes this perennial is called Pincushion Flower.
SKU 150PER
Common Name Pincushion Flower
Botanical Name Scabiosa columbaria
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Cut Flowers, Extended Blooms, Plants for Small Spaces
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsScabiosa Butterfly Blue
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

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4.0

Keeps on bloomin

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from zone 5b

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Scabiosa Butterfly Blue:

      First year it was ok. Second year it is a non-stop bloomer! Lovely flowers; some may consider the plant itself a little leggy. Looks great in my hosta garden.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      beutiful blue flower

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      from Sterling, IL

      About Me Master Gardener

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Scabiosa Butterfly Blue:

        I sue this both as landscaping and as a cut flower.

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        (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Non-stop bloomer!

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        from Madison, WI

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Scabiosa Butterfly Blue:

            This flower did not dissapoint! It bloomed throughout the summer non-stop and I could still see flowers on it when winter started! The one con is that it does not look blue, but more of a purple, but it was beautiful nonetheless. It also makes a great cut flower so you can bring the beauty indoors. It you get this flower you will not be disappointed!

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            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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