Scabiosa Magic ('Pmoore02')
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Other features: the flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and bees; valuable for fresh and dried flower arrangements
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- 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.
Initially, the pincusion-like flowerheads of this recently introduced scabious are light green, but as they mature they turn a light pink. Appearing over many months from early summer, regular deadheading will help extend the season even further.
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