Scabiosa caucasica 'Stäfa'

Scabiosa caucasica ‘Stäfa’


  • Botanical name: Scabiosa caucasica 'Stäfa'
  • Common name: Scabious
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
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Scabiosa caucasica ‘Stäfa’ is a beautiful scabious, grown for its purple-blue flowers, which are held on tall stems and are slightly darker than the species. It makes a lovely cut flower and, as is typical for scabious, is extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.


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

How to grow Scabiosa 'Stäfa'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border


  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Scabiosa 'Stäfa' and wildlife

Scabiosa 'Stäfa' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has 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 'Stäfa' poisonous?

Scabiosa 'Stäfa' 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 'Stäfa'