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Scabiosa drakensbergensis (Drakensberg scabious)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Scabiosa drakensbergensis

Other names

Drakensberg scabious

Genus

Scabiosa Scabiosa

Species

S. drakensbergensis - S. drakensbergensis is a robust, rosette-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial with lance-shaped, hairy, toothed or scalloped, grey-green leaves and tall, leafy, branched stems bearing white flower heads from midsummer into autumn.


Scabiosa drakensbergensis is: Evergreen

Habit

Rosette, Tall

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free. Resistant to cucumber mosaic virus.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

Propagation

Sow seeds in a cold frame as soon as ripe or in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Scabiosa drakensbergensis (Drakensberg scabious) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from wet, winter conditions. May be evergreen in warmer areas and die back in winter in colder climates. Divide every 2-3 years to maintain vigour.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, 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 drakensbergensis

Other names

Drakensberg scabious

Genus

Scabiosa Scabiosa

Species

S. drakensbergensis - S. drakensbergensis is a robust, rosette-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial with lance-shaped, hairy, toothed or scalloped, grey-green leaves and tall, leafy, branched stems bearing white flower heads from midsummer into autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rosette, Tall


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free. Resistant to cucumber mosaic virus.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

Propagation

Sow seeds in a cold frame as soon as ripe or in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Scabiosa drakensbergensis (Drakensberg scabious) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from wet, winter conditions. May be evergreen in warmer areas and die back in winter in colder climates. Divide every 2-3 years to maintain vigour.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

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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