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August 26, 2012

Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’ (Pincushion Flower)

This 2000 Perennial Plant of the Year sports lacy lavender blue flowers 2" in diameter.

scabiosa butterfly blue pincushion flower perennial

This 2000 Perennial Plant of the Year sports lacy lavender blue flowers 2″ in diameter.  This selection will bloom the entire season if deadheaded and boasts perhaps to most consistent color of any perennial on the market.  Also known as ‘Pincushion Flower,’ this perennial derives it common name from the stames that emerge from the center of the flower giving it the appearence of pins sticking in a pincushion.  (Quick tip: plant ‘Butterfly Blue’ with Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam,’ Dianthus ‘Neon Star’ and a perennial grass for a low maintenece professional looking garden that provides plenty of color all season)

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