Pincushion Flower –
This British selection is extremely popular here in North America. It forms a low mound of ferny green foliage. Soft lavender-blue pincushion flowers begin to appear in early summer and continue blooming non-stop into late fall. Terrific for mass planting, edging the border, and especially in mixed containers. Removing faded flowers will ensure continued blooming. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Former Perennial Plant of the Year in 2000.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Phlox – The substantial flower heads of garden phlox are pleasing companions for pincushion flower in sunny borders. They bloom at the same time.
Veronica – Low-growing veronicas mix well with Butterfly Blue or Pink Mist pincushion flower at the front of sunny borders.
Dianthus – The rosy or red miniature carnation flowers of maiden pinks bloom at the same time as Butterfly Blue pincushion flower and they combine well at the front of the sunny borders.
Coreopsis – In sun, the pale lemon daisy flowers of Moonbeam coreopsis bloom at the same time as Butterfly Blue pincushion flower and they make fine companions.