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Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'


Height - 4 inches

Width - 2 feet

Plant Type


Adapted perennial

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Full sun

Other common names

Pigeon Scabious,
Dove Pincushion

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

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