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Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves' (Pincushion flower 'Clive Greaves')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves'

Other names

Pincushion flower 'Clive Greaves'

Genus

Scabiosa Scabiosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Clive Greaves' _ 'Clive Greaves' is a clump-forming perennial with entire basal leaves, and lavender-blue flowers with a prominant pale centre on erect stems in summer.


Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-lavender in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Dead head regularly. Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves' (Pincushion flower 'Clive Greaves') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Needs staking in exposed gardens.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

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 caucasica 'Clive Greaves'

Other names

Pincushion flower 'Clive Greaves'

Genus

Scabiosa Scabiosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Clive Greaves' _ 'Clive Greaves' is a clump-forming perennial with entire basal leaves, and lavender-blue flowers with a prominant pale centre on erect stems in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-lavender in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Dead head regularly. Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves' (Pincushion flower 'Clive Greaves') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Needs staking in exposed gardens.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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