A picture of a Small scabious

Small scabious

Scabiosa columbaria 'Nana'

Also known as

Scabious

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

1m

40cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Small 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 Small scabious

How to propagate Small scabious

Seed

You can propagate the annuals from seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Perennials from cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Small scabious

Formerly used to treat scabies.