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Scabiosa Genus

Scabious

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Scabiosa genus (Scabious). This genus consists of about 80 species of annuals, biennials and perennials. They produce tall-stemmed, honey-scented flowers. The flowering colours will range from white, cream, yellow, red, pink, blue-mauve and deep purple.

Characteristics

Annuals, Perennials or Biennials, Fragrants

Other common names

Pincushion flower

Origin

Europe, Africa, Japan

Interest and use

Has flower heads that are good for cutting. Suitable for coastal conditions, beneficial insects.

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate the annuals from seeds in the spring, and perennials from cuttings in the summer, or by division in early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs in spring time.

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