Everyone seems to have a flower that reminds them of their childhood-Scabiosa is one of mine (along with Iris, Peonies, and English Roses)!
Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'
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Scabiosa prefer full sun, and will bloom for most of the summer. They are great for cutting, and will attract bees and butterflies! Zone 4.