Pincushion flower 'Butterfly Blue'

Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue'  • 

Photo: Pincushion flower 'Butterfly Blue'

Photo: Pincushion flower 'Butterfly Blue'

General description

One of the longest blooming perennials, pincushion flowers have old-fashioned charm. They get their name from their interestingly shaped flowers, which resemble little pincushions. They are as at home in cottage gardens as they are in more formal borders. Group several plants together for more impact. The lavender blue, pink, or white flowers bloom over several weeks and are good for cutting. Pincushion flowers must have good drainage and full sun. They like alkaline soil, so if yours tends to be acidic, add lime to raise the pH.

Light: Sun
Zones: 3-11
Plant Type: Perennial
Plant Height: 10-36 inches tall, depending on variety
Plant Width: 9-24 inches wide, depending on variety
Flower Color: White, pink, lavender, purple flowers, depending on variety; gray/silver leaves depending on variety
Bloom Time: Blooms early summer to early fall, depending on variety
Landscape Uses: Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features: Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Cut Flowers,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow


1 cm