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Cephalaria gigantea

For sale by Lewis Cottage Plants

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From a woody rootstock comes a basal clump of large divided leaves. Strong branched stems are flung well above. They carry primrose-coloured scabious flowers with greenish centres, intermittently all summer. Thrives in heavy clay. H&S 6ft x 3ft

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2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Cephalaria gigantea

Common names

Giant scabious


Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious). A spreading perennial native to Caucasus and Northern Turkey. It's 4,5cm long, dark green leaves are pinnatisect, oblong and toothed. Can grow to heights of 2.5m. Bright yellow flowerheads emerge in summer, approximately 5 cm in diameter.


They are fully hardy and will prefer sun and well drained soil.

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Cephalaria gigantea | Devon, EX17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

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