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Scabiosa atropurpurea - 'Ace of Spades' (Sweet Scabious)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Scabiosa atropurpurea - 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 atropurpurea:

  • Suitable for container growing

Weaknesses of Scabiosa atropurpurea

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
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