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'
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 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