A picture of a Scabious

Scabious

Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves'

Also known as

Pincushion Flower, Caucasian Scabious 'Clive Greaves'

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Scabious Overview

A clump-forming perennial which produces purple-blue flowers heads with pink-white centres during the summer. Medium-green, basal, lance-shaped, lobed leaves are borne.

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

Divide clumps in spring.

Other uses of Scabious

Cutting bed