Scabiosa caucasica 'Miss Willmott'
- Position: full sun
- Soil:moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July and August
- Other features: the flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and bees; valuable for fresh and dried flower arrangements
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Leafy stems are topped with large, creamy-white flowers from mid-summer. Rich in nectar, the flowers attract pollinating insects, and if cut before the innermost buds open, will last well in a vase.
- Garden care: Protect young plants from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and cut back the faded flower stems in autumn. Lift and divide large clumps every three years in spring.