Butterfly Blue Scabiosa

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Major Flower Power Butterfly Blue Scabiosa

  • Saturated Dutch-Blue Blooms All Season
  • Showy Floral "Pincushions" Attract Butterflies
  • Months of Flowers
  • Add to Cut Flower Arrangements
  • Clump-Forming Mounds of Gray-Green Foliage
  • Loves Sun and Heat
  • Tolerates Coastal Conditions
  • Easily Grown in Average Soil with Good Drainage
  • Deer Don't Prefer This Choice

Relish in bucolic days spent frolicking in the sunshine with family and friends. Surround yourself with soft color and appreciate your place in your local ecology.

How can you achieve this utopian setting in your landscape or balcony? Surround yourself with dreamy, lavender-blue flowers all season long!

With a long blooms period, Butterfly Blue Scabiosa (Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue') is a beloved garden favorite that works remarkably well in the modern garden. Use them en masse to create the perfect ribbon of color to edge your borders and along the length of your walkways.

Scabiosa is also known as Pincushion Flower due to the cute little white "pins" that stick out of the lovely blue flower petals. The darling flowering stems have been a staple in cut flower arrangements, because trimming them regularly to remove spent blooms actually encourages rebloom.

Plant these compact, clump-forming perennials where you and your garden guests can view them up close. These blue, pincushion-like flowers are held atop wiry stems and demand close-up attention since they are so intriguing.

Keep them as a long-lasting, cheerful potted plant to decorate small space gardens and rock gardens. Provide well-drained soil, full sun...and a bit of afternoon shade in the warmest climates.

Create an amazing contrast with gold-colored flowers like Daylilies, Coronation Gold Yarrow or Coreopsis. Or stick with blue-toned blooms like Baptisia, Bluebeard and Stokesia.

It's long period of bloom time makes Butterfly Blue Scabiosa great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. This compact perennial produces a bounty of flowers that attract pollinators all summer and into fall.

Easy to grow Scabiosa Butterfly Blue plants are insect and disease resistant and bloom from May to frost. Water it regularly throughout the warmer months to increase its overall performance.

This durable cultivar is a nice choice for beginners. Why not gift them as a thoughtful housewarming present?

Rework your foundation planting to include their charming blue toned flowers. A pair of large containers flanking either side of your entryway makes a light-hearted way to greet guests.

Keep your circle of loved ones, your garden visitors and your vases happy with the lavish blooms of Butterfly Blue Scabiosa. Place your order today and add the outstanding flower power of these perennial plants!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Butterfly Blue Scabiosa  Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Late Winter
Fragrant No