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Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue' (72 cells)

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2000 Perennial Plant of the Year. 'Butterfly Blue' got its name for a reason - gorgeous 2 inch lavender blue flowers bring the butterflies to gardens and containers. Reaches 12 to 18 inches at maturity. Mounds of foliage are blanketed with long-blooming flowers from mid-spring to early fall. (Summer dormant in warmer climates.) Deadhead for the longest blooms, and 'Butterfly Blue' makes a long-lasting cut flower too. Great for combinations, in borders and in cutting gardens, 'Butterfly Blue' prefers full sun and is hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

  Production Location: Florida
  Tray Size: 72 plants
  Common Name: Pincushion flower
  USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
  Mature Height: 18 inches
  Color: Blue
  Exposure: Full Sun

Cell Size: 72 cell tray. Depth 2.35". Volume (max. dry) cubic inches: 2.23
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 65-75 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1.8-2.2
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at low levels of 100 - 150 ppm N
Moisture Level: Grow plants evenly moist.
Watch for Pest and Disease: No serious insect or disease problems.
Vernalization Requirements: Beneficial, not necessary.
Supplemental Lighting: Plants require 14+ hours photoperiod.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long Day
Other: None

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