Scabiosa- Scabious

Annual and perennial plants with delightful flowers, usually blue.

Situation:

Annuals are grown for cutting or in the annual border, not usually used as bedding plants. Hardy perennials in the border, also excellent for cutting.

Soil:

Standard garden soil is satisfactory.

Propagation:

Annuals are sown from early spring in a cold frame; hardy perennials are divided in spring.

Scabiosa atropurpurea: Annual; height 20-60 cm; flowering season early summer to mid autumn with double flowers in deep purple, rose red, brick red, blue etc. Tall strains are grown for cutting.

Scabiosa caucasica: Hardy perennial; height 50-80 cm. Flowering season early summer to mid autumn as pale-blue flower-heads with a large disc: ‘Clive Greves’, sky blue; ‘Miss Willmott’, white; ‘Moerheim’s Blue’, deep violet. Flowering is never profuse, but there will always be some blooms.

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