Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Burgundy Beau'

Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Burgundy Beau’

Sweet scabious

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Burgundy Beau'
  • Common name: Sweet scabious
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Purple

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Burgundy Beau’ has stunning domed flowerheads, which rich plum colour. Flowering in summer, Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Burgundy Beau’ is an excellent filler for the mixed border, and is highly attractive to pollinators, so is a great plant for a wildlife garden.  They make good cut flowers, too.

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For best results, grow Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Burgundy Beau’ in full sun or partial shade, in moist, well-drained soil. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

How to grow Scabiosa 'Burgundy Beau'

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Scabiosa 'Burgundy Beau' and wildlife

Scabiosa 'Burgundy Beau' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Scabiosa 'Burgundy Beau' poisonous?

Scabiosa 'Burgundy Beau' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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