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Scabious 'Butterfly Blue'

Scabiosa atropurpurea | Pinchushion Flower, Sweet Scabious

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Attracting butterflies and other beneficial insects

A cottage garden favourite

Attractive pincushion, lavender blue flowers

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Scabious 'Butterfly Blue' lives up to its name by attracting butterflies and other beneficial insects such as bees. It is therefore the perfect choice for wildlife areas, cut flower gardens and sunny herbaceous borders. The attractive Pincushion flower produces long lasting, lavender blue flowers from July to October on slender stems above lance shaped foliage that is grey-green in colour. This Scabiosa plant is a cottage garden favourite and creates a stunning display when planted in large drifts throughout the border. Height and Spread: 40cm (16").

Culinary information: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Click here for more details about edible flowers.

Height Up to 40cm (16in)
Spread Up to 40cm (16in)

Hardy Perennial

cut flower gardenwildlife gardenscottage gardens

full sun

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Flowering Months


1 x 1 litre potted scabious plant (57703)
2 scabious plants in 1 litre pots (V58938P)

Plant Scabiosa in any well drained, neutral to alkaline soil, which is not excessively wet in winter. Choose a position in full sun.
Water Scabiosa plants regularly until they are fully established. Cut back faded scabious flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps in spring.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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