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Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
Common Name: Pincushion Flower Family: Dipsacaceae (The Teasel Family)

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
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A useful perennial for sunny spots offering pale blue pincushion flowers for months in summer. Plants form compact mounds of greyish-green foliage topped with their prolific blooms from June until frost. Attracts butterflies. Good for cutting. Selected by the Perennial Plant Association as Perennial Plant of the Year 2000. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Africa

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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