Small Scabious

Scabiosa columbaria

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A rich nectar flower for bees and butterflies. Highly decorative purple/blue pincushion flowers in masses during summer.

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Description

Scabiosa columbaria

A smallish perennial of poor soils, including heavily grazed calcareous downland, but will grow in any soil. This lovely wildflower has a deep root system so withstands drought. The sky-blue flowers appear between June and Oct. A useful ornamental plant for the garden, attracting not just insects but goldfinches for the seeds in autumn. Sow at any time of year, but best results from an autumn sowing.

Seed from Shropshire

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Additional information

Weight 2.00 g
Size

seed packet 2gm (approx1600seed)

Genus

Scabiosa

Family

Dipsacacea

Flowering Month

June, July, August

Colour

blue

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

sun

Native

yes

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