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Scabiosa caucasica 'Fama'

Genus: Scabiosa.

Species: scabiosa caucasica.

Scabiosa caucasica 'Fama Deep Blue' is a most elegant flower. With long stems and intense blue blooms, it is the largest flowering and most uniform strain of the Blue Pincushion. They mature into dense tufts of lance shaped, grey-green leaves from which arise a beautiful display of intense lilac-blue flowers each with a silvery centre, which grow up to 10cm (4in) wide.

Fama is well known for its particularly large flowers that are held on long, strong stems. Beloved by flower arrangers, they are considered to be best strain for cutting
This perennial form of Scabiosa are very easy to grow, they are hardy to below -18°C (0°F) and will flower in their first year from an early sowing.
Scabiosa never fail to bloom throughout the whole summer, and last well into autumn, they are also very attractive to bees and butterflies

From seed 2015

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