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Scabiosa, Butterfly Blue

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2000 Perennial Plant of the Year.

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Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue produces a bounty of 2" pincushion-type flowers that attract butterflies and are insect and disease resistant. Blooms from May to frost. Ideal for edging, containers or cutting and is beautiful with daylily Stella de Oro. Grow in full sun in average soil with excellent drainage, where plants can be spaced 12" apart. For continuous blooming, keep scabiosa deadheaded.
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Full Sun

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12 inches

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12 inches

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Deer, Drought, Heat

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Beds, Borders, Container, Cut Flowers

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Fall, Spring

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  • Zone
    Full Sun
    12 inches
    12 inches
    Bloom Season
    Resistant To
    Deer, Drought, Heat
    Ornamental Use
    Beds, Borders, Container, Cut Flowers
    Planting Time
    Fall, Spring
    Life Cycle
  • Scabiosa, Butterfly Blue is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Flowers I purchased one of these plants, it keeps on blooming, and this is the first year I planed it. I just ordered three more plants I like it so much.
    Date published: 2010-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never disappoints This flower does great in full sun in my NJ garden and survives the winters without fail. After three years it has multiplied and I was able to transplant into other areas of my garden. What a wonderful reliable plant!
    Date published: 2009-01-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Butterfly Blue Beautiful This was a wonderful addition to my new garden and I gave it a place right in front.
    Date published: 2008-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the color The purple of these flowers is really bright, and they bloom a lot during the summer months. You can even use them as cut flowers, but I just enjoyed them in the garden.
    Date published: 2007-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got to LOVE it !! Its done a real bang up job for me this year ! Maybe it was the heavy early season rains, but it really took off, everywhere I planted it ; all my customers are very happy with it .. Try planting it with annual ( red ) poppies , such as " Flanders " a great color combo, they are about the same size plants , and look awesome together ! A real Winning Combination ... Can't wiat to see how they take our fickle winters ...
    Date published: 2006-08-06
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