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Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'

Small scabious

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'

Plant details

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.

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

Reader reviews

Zara Araz

I have this beautiful little plant in my garden it's October and it's still got loads of flowers on. I dead head regularly apart from that it looks after it's self. I will be buying some more in different colours next year.

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