Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower

Item #40101


Seasons upon season of interest on such a compact plant!

Butterflies will flock to this beauty!

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.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Scabiosa
Species columbaria
Variety 'Butterfly Blue'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Spring - Late Fall
Plant Height 16 in - 18 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 *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 19, 2020

Fast bloomer!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

One of several flowers we purchased from Jackson and Perkins, and the first to go into bloom. 3-4 weeks after putting it in the ground, all 3 plants have many buds and 1 plant has 2 flowers already. It's a beautiful flower on a nice compact plant. Plants arrived happy and quickly grew happier after planting. So far so great!

RM from GA

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