Belonging to the Scabiosa genus (Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'), Butterfly Blue is a variety of Dwarf pincushion flower. Butterfly Blue is a hybrid variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Lavender blue. When mature, blooms are roughly 5.0 cm (that's 1.95 inches in imperial) in diameter.
Beautiful lavender-blue flowers with pincushion-like centers bloom in spring through summer and into autumn. Deer tend to avoid. Blooms spring to frost, can bloom year round in mild climates.1 Perrenial plant of the year in 2000.23A type of Ornamental, it mainly grows as a Perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Butterfly Blue is known for its Clump-Forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.
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How to grow Dwarf pincushion flower 'Butterfly Blue'
Prune to remove spent flowers. Can tolerate shade especially in the southern parts of it’s range.1Butterfly Blue likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Butterfly Blue is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Butterfly Blue are Zone 3 and Zone 9.
Growing Butterfly Blue from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Butterfly Blue about 42 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Butterfly Blue
Harvesting Butterfly Blue
Dwarf pincushion flower 'Butterfly Blue' information
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21 Jul 2013
Tough, reliable, low maintenance bloomer that butterflies absolutely adore. Takes division well. Drought tolerant. Highly recommended.