Scabiosa columbaria ‘Mariposa Blue’ (Mariposa Series)
Small scabious ‘Mariposa Blue’, Dwarf pincushion flower ‘Mariposa Blue’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Mariposa Blue’ _ ‘Mariposa Blue’ is a compact, mound-forming, herbaceous to semi-evergreen perennial with ovate to lance-shaped, pinnate or simple, dark grey-green leaves and upright, wiry stems bearing lavender-blue flower heads from early summer to early autumn.
Cushion or Mound Forming, Compact
Blue, Lavender in Summer; Blue, Lavender in Autumn
Grey-green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Generally pest free.
Generally disease free.
Dead head regularly. Cut back after flowering to maintain a compact habit.
Sow seeds in a cold frame as soon as ripe or in spring.
WHERE TO GROW
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Mariposa Blue’ (Mariposa Series) (Small scabious ‘Mariposa Blue’) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.
Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from wet, winter conditions. May be evergreen in warmer areas and die back in winter in colder climates.
Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
North, South, East, West