Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'
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Enduringly popular in the cottage garden, much coveted by bees, butterflies and hoverflies, so a natural choice for the flowering meadow or wildflower garden; also a good cut flower
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Lovely, lavender blue, pincushion like flowers from July to September held on delicate stems above clumps of lance shaped, grey green leaves. This long flowering blue scabious is ideal for a sunny, well drained rock garden or container planting. As its name suggests, the charming pincushion like flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and they make very pretty additions to fresh and dried flower arrangements.
- Garden care: Protect young plants from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and cut back the faded flower stems in autumn.
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Q:How early can I plant perennials in tubs in the south east?
MaterAsked on 7/3/2016 by Mater from Midhurst, West sussex
You can plant the hardy ones as early as you like - even in mid-winter as long as the ground is not frozen.Answered on 8/3/2016 by Helen from crocus
Q:Hi there will this flower come up every year ?Asked on 12/5/2014 by mikey from lancashire full south facing
This is a perennial plant, so it will come back year after year.Answered on 29/5/2014 by helen from crocus
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