Scabiosa columbaria Mauve

Description

(Scabiosa columbaria)

A really good performer with lovely flowers and a long flowering season on a trouble free plant. A good cut flower.

POSITION & USES

Grows best in a sunny position in a wide range of soil types. The dense foliage makes this plant a good weed suppressing groundcover. It is ideal along a path or interspersed with other low growing perennials.

CULTIVATION

Easy to grow in average, well drained garden soil. The addition of lime to acid soil is beneficial. Cut the plant back to half its height in early autumn.

FERTILISING

Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best.

Plant Attributes

HAT COLOUR Mauve
SPECIAL QUALITIES A really good performer with lovely flowers and a long flowering season on a trouble free plant. A good cut flower.
FLOWERS The typical Scabiosa pincushion flowers are a clear mauve and appear from mid spring to mid autumn.
PLANTS NEEDED PER SQUARE METRE 6-7
HABIT A perennial, quick spreading plant with dense attractive leaves and mauve flowers.
WIDTH 45cm
HEIGHT 45cm