Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'

Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'

Scabious

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'
  • Common name: Scabious
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 40cm

Spread: 40cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' produces huge numbers of purple-blue pincushion-like flowers from July to September. This long-flowering scabious is ideal for a well-drained rock garden or using in a summr container display. Its informal appearance also makes this plant perfect for cottage gardens and wildlife borders. As its name suggests, Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' is highly attractive to butterflies and bees.

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering. A sterile hybrid, Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' wll not self-seed.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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