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Scabiosa columbaria 'Mariposa Blue'


From Rosebourne

Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days


In a Nutshell

What we reckon you'll want to know

Full Sun

More than six hours of direct sun per day in summer to thrive.

Outdoor Plant

Grow outside in a garden or patio space.


Able to brave tough weather conditions and low temperatures.

Easy to grow

Minimal pruning, watering and pest or disease concerns.

Why We Love It

With its lavender-blue flowers held aloft on upright stems, the 'Mariposa Blue' will brighten up your outdoor space all summer. It's also known as the pincushion flower, thanks to the stamens that poke up from its rounded blooms. They're easy to look after, requiring little feeding and weathering dry periods well once established. Just make sure your soil is the well-draining type – clay soil might give you one good season but with proper drainage, this is a perennial. Deadheading will encourage repeat blooming. You can clip the plant in midsummer to stimulate a flush of new colour in early autumn. The 'Mariposa Blue' will look great in a rock garden or the front of a border, where it will attract the butterflies.

The decorative pot is sold separately. Find the perfect base for any style of planting, explore our full range of pots here.

How to Plant

In a bid to reduce unnecessary plastic waste, your 'Mariposa Blue' will be supplied in a 'hairy pot' made from coir fibre. Planted in moist ground, the roots will grow through the container, which gradually breaks down. Alternatively, you can peel the pot away from the rootball before planting and compost it.

Into the Ground

Ready to plant your 'Mariposa Blue'? Grab your fork, a trowel and a watering can. Some compost will also help the plant get established.

  • Mix compost into the top layer of soil.
  • With your trowel, dig a hole twice the width of the 'hairy pot'.
  • Set the pot in the hole with the top level with the soil surface.
  • Backfill and water well.
Into a Pot

'Mariposa Blue' will do well in containers with a moist but well-drained growing medium. You'll need a container with drainage holes, and lining it with a porous cloth will prevent soil clogging the holes. You'll also want a good-quality potting mix.

  • Raise your container on pot feet to improve drainage.
  • Add a layer of potting mix to the bottom of your container.
  • Pop your 'hairy pot' on top of the potting mix, with its top a few centimetres below the rim of your container.
  • Backfill and give the plant a good watering.
Product Details
Eventual Height

40 cm

Eventual Spread

40 cm

Botanic Name

Scabiosa columbaria 'Mariposa Blue'

Current Height


Light Condition

Full sun



Effort Level

Bit of love needed

Flower Colour


Code: SPRTL103471
Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days
Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99  ·  Delivered within 2-4 working days

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