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Scabiosa columbaria

This hardy, evergreen herbaceous perennial has attractive, deeply lobed, grey green foliage. The soft basal leaves ca have serrated or toothed margins are clump-forming.

The showy inflorescences are carried on slender erect stems all year round.

Butterflies, bees and insects are irresistibly attracted to its nectar and it is seldom you see a plant in flower without any of the above having a snack. It also makes a good cut flower and container plant.

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Wild scabious (Engl.); bitterbos (Afr.)
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January, February, August, September, October, November, December