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Scabiosa Caucasica 'Clive Greaves' (Pincushion Flower)

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Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves' (pincushion flower)

Scabiosa Caucasica 'Clive Greaves' (Pincushion Flower)


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Position: full sun
Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: July to September
Flower colour: lavender-blue
Other Features: the flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and bees; valuable for fresh and dried flower arrangements
Hardiness: fully hardy
Fantastic, lavender-blue, pincushion-like 8cm-wide flowers from July to September held on delicate stems above clumps of lance-shaped, grey-green leaves. This long-flowering blue scabious is ideal for a sunny, well-drained meadow, rock garden or container planting. Highly attractive to butterflies.Garden care: Protect young plants from slug-damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and cut back the faded flower stems in autumn. Lift and divide large clumps every three years in spring.

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