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Scabiosa caucasica ‘Clive Greaves’

Pincushion flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPurple blue centred white-pink
  • Leaf ColourMid-green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Scabiosa caucasica ‘Clive Greaves’ (Pincushion flower). A clump-forming perennial which produces purple-blue flowers heads with pink-white centres during the summer. Medium-green, basal, lance-shaped, lobed leaves are borne.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Scabious

Origin

Caucasus Mountains

Interest and use

Cutting bed

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They will grow well in well-drained, alkaline soil. It prefers full sun in cold regions and partial shade in mild climates

Propagation

You can propagate the annuals from seeds in the spring, and perennials from cuttings in the summer, or divide clumps in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs in spring time.

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