Scabiosa Col. Mariposa Blue

£6.99

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SKU: 8000000000002108 Category:

Description

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


Sold in 14cm biodegradable coir pot


Position: full sun
Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: July to September
Hardiness: fully hardy
Eventual height & spread: 0.4m * 0.4m


Lovely, lavender blue, pincushion like 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 rock garden or container planting. As its name suggests, the charming pincushion like flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and they make very pretty additions to fresh and dried flower arrangements.


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.