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Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Blue Cushion' (Scabious 'Blue Cushion')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.25m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Blue Cushion'

Other names

Scabious 'Blue Cushion'

Genus

Scabiosa Scabiosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Cushion' _ 'Blue Cushion' is an erect, branching, biennial or short-lived perennial often grown as an annual with mid-green, spoon-shaped basal leaves and pinnate, mid-green stem leaves. Tall, wiry stems bear mid-blue flowers in summer.


Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Blue Cushion' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented

Habit

Branching, Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

Blue in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Blue Cushion' (Scabious 'Blue Cushion') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.25m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in light, free-draining, neutral or alkaline soil in a sunny position. Protect from excessive winter wet if growing as a perennial.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Blue Cushion'

Other names

Scabious 'Blue Cushion'

Genus

Scabiosa Scabiosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Cushion' _ 'Blue Cushion' is an erect, branching, biennial or short-lived perennial often grown as an annual with mid-green, spoon-shaped basal leaves and pinnate, mid-green stem leaves. Tall, wiry stems bear mid-blue flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented

Habit

Branching, Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Blue in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Blue Cushion' (Scabious 'Blue Cushion') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.25m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in light, free-draining, neutral or alkaline soil in a sunny position. Protect from excessive winter wet if growing as a perennial.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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(16/07/2011)

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