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SCABIOSA

Commonly known as Mourning bride, Pincushion flower, Scabious



Nectar-rich flowers for wildlife from a plant whose name derives from its folk-medicine use to treat scabies. In the honeysuckle family.

Represented in the UK by the native S. columbaria, small scabious, found on dry, chalky pasture in England.

Genus of about 80 species of annuals, biennials and perennials from sunny sites, dry meadows and rocky slopes mostly in the Mediterranean region.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals, biennials and perennials
  • Full sun - do not over water
  • Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - bees and butterflies. Deadhead to prolong flowering.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Mediterranean, Europe, Caucasus, Africa, Asia, Japan
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife - Butterfly friendly

Buy Varieties of SCABIOSA

SCABIOSA caucasica 'Chile Black'

SCABIOSA caucasica 'Chile Black'  >


Commonly known as: Mourning bride, Pincushion flower, Scabious.
Flowering spikes of maroon flowers up to 2.5 feet
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

SCABIOSA caucasica var. alba

SCABIOSA caucasica var. alba  >


Commonly known as: Mourning bride, Pincushion flower, Scabious.
White form
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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