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Scabious

Scabiosa columbaria

Also known as

Pincushion Flower, Small Scabious, Lilac-Flowered Scabious, Dove Pincushions, Pigeon's Scabious, Yellow Scabious

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Scabious Overview

This is a lovely wild flower species with faintly scented blooms, appearing throughout the year.

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.

Special features of Scabious

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Other uses of Scabious

Formerly used to treat scabies.

Medicinal

Plants for Medium Length Grass Areas

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