Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’: Pincushion Flower

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Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates part shade, particularly in the hot summer climates of the deep South of USA. Prefers light soils with neutral pH. Intolerant of wet soils, especially in winter.

This pincushion flower cultivar is a compact, clump-forming perennial which typically grows only 12-15″ tall. Long and profuse bloom from late April until frost. Flowers [2″ diameter] feature an outer ring of frilly, flat, lavender-blue petals and a paler domed center cushion with protruding stamens [resembling pins in a pincushion]. Flowers bloom singly on stiff stems.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore 20130516

Source: Missouri Botanical Garden

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