*'BUTTERFLY BLUE' PINCUSHION PLANT* by Van Coleman

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‘BUTTERFLY BLUE’ PINCUSHION PLANT
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The ‘Butterfly Blue’ Pincushion plant is a beautiful compact perennial which will grow 12"-15" in average, well-drained soil, in full sun. Butterflies love the Pincushion, which tolerates partial shade, particularly in the hot summer climates of the deep South. However, for best growing success, this perennial prefers light soils with neutral pH.

The ‘Butterfly Blue’ Pincushion plant blooms in the Spring from late April until the first frost. Striking flowers (2" diameter) feature an outer ring of frilly, flat, lavender-blue petals and a paler domed center cushion.

The center cushion, a shade lighter than the flowers it produces, develops protruding stamens that resemble pins in a pincushion. ‘Butterfly Blue’ Pincushions are excellent plants for grouping in border fronts and rock gardens, and can be used as a brilliant edging.

These attractive ‘Butterfly Blues’ are even more stunning when combined with the pink-flowered companion plant ‘Pink Mist’ Pincushion. Flowers bloom singly on stiff stems that have grayish-green basal leaves. Remove spent flowers to encourage additional blooms.

This macro shot was captured with my Canon EOS 40 D camera, with use of my Canon – 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens.
“BUTTERFLY BLUE” was awarded the prestigious title of “PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR 2000” by the noted PERENNIAL PLANT ASSOCIATION


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Van’s XTreme Photography
Photographer – Artist – Stormchaser
“The Cloud Lady”
Van Coleman
Photographer resides in the beautiful foothills of northeastern Kentucky.
Winner of multiple awards, including a prestigious International award for her work, “Mammatus.”
Taking Photography to the XTreme!
Contact Information: kywxgal@gmail.com

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Comments

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous macro!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Cee for your very lovely comments!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • Steve plowman
    Steve plowmanabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous image Van, well done.

  • Thank you Steve for your fabulous comments!! I think the color of this flower is closer to the “lavendar-blue” it is supposed to be, but experts still call it “BUTTERFLY BLUE.”xxx

    – Van Coleman

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawabout 5 years ago

    Dear Van – what a stunning capture. So sharp against the soft background. Lovely work.
    xx
    Anna

  • My dear Anna!! Thank you for your very lovely comments!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • KazM
    KazMabout 5 years ago

    Marvellous Macro
    Beautiful Blue
    Fab Flower

  • Wow Kaz!!! Thank you my friend for your beautiful, outstanding comments on this one!!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    beautiful

  • THANKS SO MUCH MY DEAR FRIEND!!!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • Floralynne
    Floralynneabout 5 years ago

    Lovely shot van.

  • Dear Floralynne, thank you for your lovely comments!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 5 years ago

    So pretty!! Great work!

  • Hey Karen!! Thank you my dear friend for your wonderful and fabulous comments!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

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