Illustration for the Scabious Fairy from Flower Fairies of the Summer. A small girl fairy stands half-turned towards the rear, holding scabious flowers in her left hand and plucking at her skirt with her right. Author / Illustrator Cicely Mary Barker
Butterfly Blue Scabiosa (Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue') - Dwarf plant with a neat growth habit, trouble-free, ideal for edging. Attracts butterflies and this heavy bloomer is excellent as cut flowers. Blooms continuously from spring to fall with heaviest blooming in the spring. Intense lavender blue flowers. Voted Perennial Plant of the year 2000 by the Perennial Plant Association. Light: Full sun to partial shade. Height: 12-15". Deer Resistant. Bloom Time: Summer. Zones: 3 to 9.