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Scabious

Scabiosa spp.

Also known as

Pincushion flower

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

30cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Scabious Overview

This genus of herbaceous and sometimes woody plants in the honeysuckle family are native to Africa, Europe and Asia. They are commonly known as scabious, and are popular garden plants with many cultivars available. They are grown for their pincushion-like heads formed of many tiny florets and come in a range of bright and pastel shades. They prefer well-drained soil in full sun.

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.

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