Scabiosa Flutter Deep Blue ('Balfluttdelu') (PBR)
- 3 × 9cm pots
- Standard £5.95
This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to August
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Larger than average, rich blue flowers top the stout stems of this compact scabious over several months in summer. Sought after by bees, the flowers are also excellent for cutting.
Garden care: Protect young plants from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and cut back in autumn to maintain tidy habit and form. Avoid winter wet.