Botanical Name: Scabiosa drakenbergensis
Common Name: Giant South African Scabious
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 25
Scabiosa drakenbergensis – From the mountains of South Africa this rare new giant has stout broomstick like stems that carry candelabra’s of ivory white cushions in a long succession during summer autumn. Makes a lovely, lasting cut flower. Attractive mid green wrinkled leaves. Relatively dry hardy once established. Full sun to light shade. 120cm x 60cm.
Sow seed in spring on surface of moist seed raising mix and cover with grit or vermiculite the seeds own depth. Place in a propagator or warm place and keep at a temperature of 18-21 degrees C. Keep in a well lit area as this helps germination. Keep moist but not saturated. Germination is usually 10-21 days. Prick out when large enough to handle into 75mm pots and grow on. Plant our young plants after all risk of frost has past.