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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.
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
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video