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Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Ebony and Ivory' (Scabiosa 'Ebony and Ivory')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Ebony and Ivory'

Other names

Scabiosa 'Ebony and Ivory'

Genus

Scabiosa Scabiosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Ebony and Ivory' _ 'Ebony and Ivory' is a commercial seed mix of clump-forming, branching biennials or short-lived perennials, typically marketed as annuals, with oblong to spoon-shaped, toothed, mid-green leaves and upright, wiry stems bearing lightly fragrant, double, white and maroon flowers in summer.


Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Ebony and Ivory' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented

Habit

Branching, Erect, Clump-forming

Flower

White, Maroon in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Divide and replant every 3-4 years.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Ebony and Ivory' (Scabiosa 'Ebony and Ivory') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral or alkaline soil in a sunny position. Protect from excessive winter wet.

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)

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Botanical name

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Ebony and Ivory'

Other names

Scabiosa 'Ebony and Ivory'

Genus

Scabiosa Scabiosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Ebony and Ivory' _ 'Ebony and Ivory' is a commercial seed mix of clump-forming, branching biennials or short-lived perennials, typically marketed as annuals, with oblong to spoon-shaped, toothed, mid-green leaves and upright, wiry stems bearing lightly fragrant, double, white and maroon flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented

Habit

Branching, Erect, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

White, Maroon in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Divide and replant every 3-4 years.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Ebony and Ivory' (Scabiosa 'Ebony and Ivory') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral or alkaline soil in a sunny position. Protect from excessive winter wet.

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)

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