Scabiosa 'collection'

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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Each collection contains 1 of each of the following varieties, all supplied in 9cm pots.

    Pretty, nectar-rich, pincushion-like flowerheads, which are highly attractive to many valuable pollinators including bees and butterflies, form over several months in summer. They are ideally suited to naturalised planting schemes or herbaceous borders.

  • Scabiosa 'Pink Mist'The soft pink flowerheads hover on branching, wiry stems, above the mounds of fern-like grey-green foliage. A delightful perennial for a sunny wildflower garden, it will thrive in well drained, neutral to alkaline soils. Grows to 45cm.

  • Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Mid Blue' Appearing in abundance over several months, the relatively large flowerheads are excellent for cutting - but if left in the border, will help attract a wide range of beneficial insects. Grows to 60cm.

  • Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Alba' (Perfecta Series) The frilly outer florets of this showy cultivar surround a somewhat domed eye, which together form showy heads that top tall and sturdy stems. A delightful sun-lover, which blooms over a long period in summer. Grows to 60cm.

    Garden care: Protect young plants from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and cut back in autumn to maintain tidy habit and form. Avoid winter wet.

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