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Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 20 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 20 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

The blooms of the Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower are not very large, but they are unique and will steal the show. The lavender-blue flowers of the Scabiosa caucasica have broad outer petals that surround prominent stamens. The flowers have a full, rounded look and provide a textural element to a space. Enjoy the flowers from May through October. The blooms stand on top of wiry stems above gray-green basal foliage. The leaves are compact and provide a nice contrast against the stunning flowers.

Plant in beds or borders and make sure to trim some of the long-lasting flowers to feature in arrangements. Butterflies favor the lovely flowers, so try to plant them near a window or patio so you can enjoy the winged visitors. The Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower is a hardy plant that grows as a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 8.

Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower Care

The Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower is easy to maintain, but make sure to plant in full sun. Soil should be rich, moist, and neutral to slightly alkaline. This beauty doesn't like wet feet, so the soil must promote drainage. Give the plant about one inch of water weekly, but increase the watering frequency during a drought. This plant is not a heavy feeder, so you can skip fertilizing altogether or apply a balanced fertilizer every couple of weeks during the blooming cycle.

Remove spent flowers to encourage more blooms. Cut back greenery if the plant appears leggy. The Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower is a herbaceous perennial so cut back growth in the late fall or early spring.

Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower Spacing

This beauty will grow 20 to 24 inches tall and wide. Plants should be spaced 20 to 24 inches apart when creating a continuous planting.

Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 20 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 20 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 20 - 24 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: May through October
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Gray-Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

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  • 5

    Posted by Kelly Barker on May 2nd 2022

    Not only is it beautiful, but it also smells great!