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Scabious in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Scabiosa caucasica

 

Scabious

Scabiosa - or scabious - is an easy to look after spreading plant that attract butterflies. Leaves are grey-green in colour and the flowers, in a variety of colours, grow on upright stems and fade to a lighter shade towards the center.

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plant Features
  • Scabious likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Scabious likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Scabious is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Scabious likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Scabious

Latin name

Scabiosa caucasica

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Caprifoliaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Scabious likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Scabious is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Scabious likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Scabious likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Scabious is 0.50meters x 1.00meters 0.50 M 1.00 M

Scabiosa caucasica

Scabiosa - or scabious - is an easy to look after spreading plant that attract butterflies. Leaves are grey-green in colour and the flowers, in a variety of colours, grow on upright stems and fade to a lighter shade towards the center.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Mid Autumn

Lavender flowers grow on upright stems and fade to a lighter shade towards the center. They can be bought in a variety of colours.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Put pot grown plants in the garden in spring.

 

Planting Outdoors autumn

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Put pot grown plants in the garden in autumn..

 

Propagation by Seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Fill a seed tray with seed compost,water and allow to drain.Sprinkle seeds over the surface allowing roughly 25mm space between seeds and cover with a thin layer of compost. Put tray in a clear polythene bag and place on a windowsill. When seedlings show remove plastic bag.When the second pair of leaves appear on the seedlings thin out to 50mm spacing by removing the weakest looking plants. After 2 or 3 weeks and when danger of frost has passed plants can then be planted outside into required position.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 
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