Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'

Long-blooming, intricate lavender blooms resembling pincushions are held high above a compact mound of gray-green foliage on wiry stems. This tender perennial or annual blooms from midsummer through fall, and attracts masses of butterflies. A tidy and neat growth pattern makes this a wonderful addition to mixed borders and beds, containers, or mass planted as groundcover.


+ More information about container sizes

In stock


Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
Plant Type

Garden Use

, , ,

Flower Color

Foliage Color


Deciduous / Evergreen

Bloom Time

, ,

Mature Size

Growth Rate

Growth Habit

Light Needs


Water Needs


Sunset Zone

USDA Hardiness Zones

Garden Style


Special Features


Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.