Scabiosa 'Barocca'

Scabiosa ‘Barocca’


  • Botanical name: Scabiosa 'Barocca'
  • Common name: Scabious
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
  • Plant Type: Biennial
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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'

  • Plant size

    80cm height

    80cm spread

  • Aspect

    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:

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

Plants that go well with Scabiosa 'Barocca'