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Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue - Dove Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue forms a mound that is 8" tall and 18" wide, the soft blue flowers are borne on 4-6" stalks. Adult butterflies are attracted to the flowers for their nectar. The Gray Hairstreak and Variable Checkerspot will drop by for a sip of nectar if they are around. Snipping off the spent blooms encourages new flowers and keeps Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue looking tidy. Scabiosa columbaria is native to East Africa. Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue can be expected to bloom from Spring and Summer through to hard frost if the spent blossoms are removed.

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Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue, Dove Pincushion Flower