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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Caucasian scabious 'Clive Greaves'
Scabiosa can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with simple or pinnately lobed leaves and characteristic flower-heads with enlarged outer florets
'Clive Greaves' is a clump-forming perennial to 60cm in height, with entire basal leaves and incised stem leaves. Pale-centred lavender-blue flower heads 6-8cm in width are borne on erect stems
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun; ideal for chalky soils. Protect from winter wet
Propagate by division in spring; best lifted and divided every three years
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Prairie Planting
Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering, cut down stems in autumn
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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