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Botanical name: Cephalaria gigantea
Other names: Giant scabious, Yellow scabious, Scabiosa tatarica, Scabiosa gigantea, Cephalaria tatarica
Species: C. gigantea - C. gigantea is a clump-forming perennial with lobed leaves, and tall stems carrying large, light yellow flowers in summer.
Cephalaria gigantea is: Deciduous
Flower: Pale-yellow in Summer
Foliage: Green in Summer
Fragrance: Foliage is aromatic (aniseed).
Habit: Upright, Spreading
Pests: Generally pest free.
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Pruning: Cut back after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildlife
Cultivation: Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Needs staking in exposed gardens.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Well-drained, Moist but well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious) has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.
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