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Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' (Pincushion Flower)

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Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' (pincushion flower)

Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' (Pincushion Flower)

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Position: full sun
Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: July to September
Flower colour: lavender blue
Other features: the flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and bees; valuable for fresh and dried flower arrangements
Hardiness: fully hardy
Lovely, lavender blue, pincushion like flowers from July to September held on delicate stems above clumps of lance shaped, grey green leaves. This long flowering blue scabious is ideal for a sunny, well drained rock garden or container planting. As its name suggests, the charming pincushion like flowers are highly attractive to butterflies. Garden care: Protect young plants from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and cut back the faded flower stems in autumn.



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