Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'

Small scabious

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


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Plant details

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

Family: Dipsacaceae

Genus: Scabiosa

Cultivar: Butterfly Blue

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Lavender

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 40cm

Flowering period: July to September

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