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Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Ecology

Associations

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / pathogen
Armillaria mellea s.l. infects and damages Scabiosa caucasica

Foodplant / parasite
Podosphaera dipsacacearum parasitises Scabiosa caucasica

Foodplant / spot causer
hypophyllous colony of Ramularia hyphomycetous anamorph of Ramularia bosniaca causes spots on live leaf of Scabiosa caucasica

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Wikipedia

Scabiosa caucasica

Scabiosa caucasica (Caucasian scabious) is a species of flowering plant in the family Dipsacaceae, native to the Caucasus, north eastern Turkey, and northern Iran. Growing to 60 cm (24 in) tall and broad, it is a clump-forming perennial with divided leaves. Pincushion-shaped buds, borne on erect stems, open to pale blue or lavender flower heads, 8 cm (3 in) in diameter, from late summer through to autumn.[1]

The plant is highly attractive to bees and other pollinating insects.[2]

Cultivars[edit]

Numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use, in shades of red, purple, pink, blue and white. The cultivars 'Clive Greaves'[3] and 'Miss Willmott'[4] have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Other cultivars include:-

  • 'Blue Perfection' (blue)
  • 'Bressingham White' (white)
  • 'Claire Greaves' (lavender blue)            
  • 'Compliment' (large blue)
  • 'Fama' (large lavender blue)
  • 'Floral Queen' (light blue)
  • 'Loddon White' (white)
  • 'Moonbeam Blue' (dark blue)
  • 'Mrs Isaac House' (creamy white)
  • 'Perfecta' (dark lavender blue)
  • 'Perfecta Alba Blanc' (white)
  • 'Staefa' (blue)

References[edit]

  • Botanica, Einjährige und mehrjährige Pflanzen, Über 2000 Pflanzenporträts, ISBN 978-3-8331-4469-1, paĝe 790 (German)
  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ Val Bourne. "Telegraph - how to grow - Scabiosa caucasica". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves'". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Scabiosa caucasica 'Miss Willmott'". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 


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