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Scabiosa columbaria ‘Misty Butterflies’
Dwarf Pincushion Flower
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Zone 5 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft
1.480.150

An extremely long-blooming perennial, ideal for edging, rock gardens or containers. Plants are low and tufted or mounding, with taller stems that bear small lacy button flowers of soft lilac blue or sometimes pale pink. Remove faded blooms and plants will continue to flower for months. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Powdery mildew can sometimes be a problem during the summer; treat this with a preventative fungicide. Divide clumps in the spring every two to three years, or simply replace them with new ones from time to time.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
  Light Pink
  Mixed

Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Early Summer
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Massed

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches

Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches


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