Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Alba'

Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfecta Alba’

Scabious

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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 flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Alba'
  • Common name: Scabious
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfecta Alba’ is part of the Perfecta Series, all of which have particularly frilly outer petals. It’s a clump-forming perennial with pretty, pure white flowers, which are held on tall stems. It makes a lovely cut flower and, as is typical for scabious, is extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

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For best results, grow Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfecta Alba’ in full sun, in moist, well-drained soil. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage further flowers.

How to grow Scabiosa 'Perfecta Alba'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • 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 flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Scabiosa 'Perfecta Alba' and wildlife

Scabiosa 'Perfecta Alba' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Scabiosa 'Perfecta Alba' poisonous?

Scabiosa 'Perfecta Alba' 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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