Scabiosa caucasica 'Miss Willmott'
Caucasian scabious 'Miss Willmott'
'Miss Willmott' is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump, with entire basal leaves, and erect stems bearing deeply cut leaves and solitary creamy-white flowers 6-8cm across
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
Scabiosa can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with simple or pinnately lobed leaves and characteristic flower-heads with enlarged outer florets
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How to grow
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
- Prairie planting
- Wildlife gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Cut flowers
- Flower borders and beds
Deadhead to prolong flowering, cut down stems in autumn
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