Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'

Size

Height - 4 inches

Width - 2 feet

Plant Type

Evergreen

Adapted perennial

Close up view

Full plant view

Sun

Full sun

Other common names

Scabiosa,
Pigeon Scabious,
Dove Pincushion

BLOOMING
MONTHS
Save Water   Medium water required
 
More Color   Pale purple flowers year round
 
 
Attract Wildlife   Butterflies enjoy the flowers
 
Reduce Maintenance   Removing dead flower heads is optional
 
Texas Tough    Loves dry soil and lots of sun

Interesting Facts

Unique flowers make this a great plant for landscape edges.  Make sure to double-check the scientific name on this plant before you buy it from the nursery.  The annual version, Scabiosa atropurpurea, is considered invasive in our area.  If the annual version naturalizes in a field, it tends to form a monoculture, which tends to choke out other native species.

Pincushion Flowers in Frisco