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Scabiosa - 'Butterfly Blue' (Sweet Scabious)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Scabiosa Description

Flowers are good for cutting, well suited to cottage garden planting

Scabiosa - Cultivation Notes

Scabious prefers a sheltered spot in full sun towards the front of the bed in any well drained garden soil. When planting dig in plenty of well rooted compost and mulch established plants occasionally.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Scabiosa:

  • Suitable for container growing

Weaknesses of Scabiosa

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
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