Also known as
Pincushion Flower, Small Scabious, Lilac-Flowered Scabious, Bitterbos (Afr.), Isilawu, Esikhulu, Makgha (isiXhosa), Ibheka (isiZulu), Tlhako- ea- pitsi, Selomi, Mamokhale, Moholungoane (South Sotho)
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5 years to reach maturity
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This is a lovely wild flower species with faintly scented blooms, appearing throughout the year. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape.
Common problems with Scabious
How to propagate Scabious
You can propagate the annuals from seeds in the spring.
Perennials from cuttings in the summer.
Special features of Scabious
Other uses of Scabious
Formerly used to treat scabies.