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Scabiosa columbaria

For sale by Julie Norfolk

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0.5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Scabiosa columbaria

Common names

Small scabious, Scabious


Scabiosa columbaria (Small scabious). This species is a biennial or perennial, and will grow to about 60cm with a spread of 1m. It will produce slender upright hairy stems with globular heads of reddish purple to lilac blue flowers in mid summer to early autumn.


They will grow well in full sun in well-drained, alkaline soil.

Interest and use

Formerly used to treat scabies.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Scabiosa columbaria | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

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Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17
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