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Scabiosa africana

Family: Dipsacaceae

Common names: Pincushion (E); Koringblom (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Groundcover

Scabiosa africana

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.3m x 0.3m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Scabiosa africana

DESCRIPTION

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.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Mountains of the Cape Peninsula.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Flowers attract insects, particularly butterflies.
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.
GARDEN THEMES
Country, Rockery
FOLIAGE

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