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Scabiosa Blue Note

£15.00 £12.75

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Great for wildlife
May - September
30cm x 30cm
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy
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Scabiosa Blue Note is the cool kid of the garden, rocking deep blue blooms like a stylish pair of shades. It’s the ultimate floral star, bringing a touch of sophistication to any landscape.

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Our popular pincushion flower, Scabiosa Blue Note is a striking dwarf perennial with an informal display of delicate flowers. It is small and delicate, perfect for the front of your garden borders. This compact plant flirts with wildlife with its delicate bloom in a rich blue colour born on lance shaped, grey-green leaves. No longer used to treat Scabies by the Romans, however it’s Latin name ‘to scratch’ lingers on as bees and other wildlife use its high pollen pincushion blooms to deliver and collect. It’s blooms also hold seeds! Scabiosa Blue Note is very easy to care for and requires very little maintenance.  It enjoys full sun and partially sheltered spots in the garden with moist but well drained soil. Blue Note fits into your borders in those gaps we don’t know what to do with.  Once you pop it into its home, it will throw out plumes of colour all summer long. Once the flowers fade, a quick chop, and it will flower again and again between July and September. Gardens that suit Scabiosa’s are; well drained rock gardens, container displays, cottage gardens, country gardens, prairie gardens and urban gardens.

Planting Conditions

Scabiosa Blue Note likes any position in the garden with a light to full level of sun. It prefers a sunny, but sheltered position and grows well in rich, fertile soils provided they are moist, but well-drained. Sand or grit can be added to support drainage when being planted. You can tell if your soil is healthy if there is plenty of underground activity such as plant growth, earthworms and fungi. Alternatively, you can purchase a testing kit which will let you know what type of soil you have.

Watering & Feeding

Water regularly when in containers or until well established. The best way to fertilise your Scabiosa is by removing any mulch and adding a 1-inch layer of compost. This is best done at the beginning of the Spring.

General Care

Scabiosa will reliably flower all summer if you dead head the spent flowers away, this will encourage the plant to keep producing new puffs of pincushion blooms. You may also cut back the faded flower stems in Autumn. Scabiosa’s like a well-drained soil so if your soil is far too heavy then your Blue Note would probably fare better in pots, containers or even window boxes.