A picture of a Scabious

Scabious

Scabiosa 'Fire King'

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

30cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Scabious Overview

This genus consists of about 80 species of annuals, biennials and perennials. They produce tall-stemmed, honey-scented flowers. The flowering colours will range from white, cream, yellow, red, pink, blue-mauve and deep purple.

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.

Division

By division in early spring.

Other uses of Scabious

Has flower heads that are good for cutting. Suitable for coastal conditions, beneficial insects.