Scabiosa ‘Barocca’ is a stunning scabious, bearing deep purple, fragrant pincushion flowers with white stigmas, on tall, wiry stems. It’s a great choice for a mixed herbaceous border, cottage garden or cut flower bed. Its blooms are loved by bees, butterflies and hoverflies.
Grow Scabiosa ‘Barocca’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Try it among ornamental grasses and orange flowers. Cut back after flowering or leave seedbeds in place for the birds. Plants may need staking.
How to grow Scabiosa 'Barocca'
South facing, west facing
Position in border
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy
Scabiosa 'Barocca' and wildlife
Scabiosa 'Barocca' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies/moths and other pollinators. It has 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 'Barocca' poisonous?
Scabiosa 'Barocca' has no toxic effects reported.
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