Scabiosa africana

FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.3m x 0.3m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A fast-growing perennial plant with finely divided green foliage and mauve flowerheads that are displayed on long stalks, resembling a pincushion.

They give a marvellous display when in flower and mass-planted.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Flowers attract insects, particularly butterflies.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Mountains of the Cape Peninsula.

GARDEN THEMES:
Country, rockery

LANDSCAPING USES:
Mass plant to form a groundcover.
Position in small clumps on a rockery.
Use as an edging plant along the front of a mixed border.
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