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Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Burgundy Bonnets’ PBR

Pincushion flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBurgundy, white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Burgundy Bonnets’ PBR (Pincushion flower). This species is a hardy annual with an upright, bushy habit with large rounded flowering heads which are ideal for cut flowers.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Fragrant

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Cutting bed, border, fragrance

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH8.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate the annuals from seeds in the spring, and perennials from cuttings in the summer,

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs in spring time.

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