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A picture of a Scabious

Scabious

Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Blue'

Also known as

Pincushion Flower

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

70cm

Max

50cm

60cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Scabious Overview

Modern hybrid with mid-blue flowers, pink stamens and cream centres.

Common problems with Scabious

How to propagate Scabious

Seed

You can propagate the annuals from seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Perennials from cuttings in the summer.

Division

Divide clumps in spring.

Other uses of Scabious

Attract butterflies and make useful cut flowers.