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Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'
ENLARGE IMAGE Pretty pollinator-attracting blooms
  • A clump of the tidy, appealing purple flowers of Butterfly Blue pincushion flower.
  • Closeup view of the unique, neatly arranged purple bloom of Butterfly Blue pincushion flower.

Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'

Pincushion flowers for the entire season
Item: #SCABB1Q
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $13.99
  • Blooms from April to frost
  • Drought tolerant and deer resistant
  • Fantastic cut flower
  • Benefits pollinators
  • Compact and tidy habit
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' Description

‘Butterfly Blue’ pincushion flower is a rather small plant, but it makes a big impact in the garden with its insanely long bloom time. Starting in April its unique, frilly rounded flowers start popping up in masses and continue to feed pollinators well into frost. Its petite habit allows it to be tucked easily into mixed beds, containers, or cut flower gardens where it will be rather low maintenance after it has established. If you enjoy spending time in your garden, this selection responds well to deadheading and will reward you with more prolific reblooming.

Special Features: Blooms first year, attracts butterflies, cold hardy, cut flower, deer resistant, drought tolerant, low maintenance, everblooming, fast-growing, heat tolerant, long-blooming, reblooming, pollinator gardens, cut flower garden, attracts butterflies

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'
  • Common name:
    Pincushion flower
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun (6+ hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
    Normal, sandy, good drainage
  • Soil moisture:
    Dry, average
  • Height x width:
    12-18" x 12-18"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Late spring into fall
  • Uses:
    Accent, border, containers, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, Small spaces, cut flower gardens, pollinator gardens
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  • Patent #: None



Soil: Thrives in average soils, but cannot tolerate heavy soils with poor drainage.
Light: Full sun is best for most prolific blooming.
Water: Needs medium to dry moisture, will not tolerate too much moisture or soggy conditions.
Spacing: 1.5 feet apart
Fertilizing:Does not need fertilizer, grows well in poor soils. If desired a light application can be applied every other spring.
Winterizing: Foliage can be left standing through fall and winter. Do not apply mulch on crown. It will not tolerate soggy winter conditions.
Maintenance & pruning: Clean up old foliage in spring before new growth appears. Consider deadheading after flowering to promote heavy blooming - this is not required, but is recommended.