Scabious

Scabious are easy garden plants, loved for their spherical inflorescences.
Common name : Scabious
Scientific name : Scabiosa
Family : Dipsacaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Scabiosa is a genus in the honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae. Species are annual or perennial herbaceous plants, sometimes with woody rootstocks, leaves generally hairy and partly divided into lobes, and flowers borne on inflorescences in the form of heads.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 30 - 100
pH 6 - 8

Plant my scabious

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my scabious

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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