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Scabious

Scabiosa columbaria 'Pink Mist'

Also known as

Pincushion Flower, Small scabious

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

1m

40cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Scabious Overview

This species is a biennial or perennial, and will grow to about 60cm with a spread of 1m. It will produce slender upright hairy stems with globular heads of reddish purple to lilac blue flowers in mid summer to early autumn.

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.

Other uses of Scabious

Formerly used to treat scabies.