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Cephalaria gigantea


The primrose-yellow flowers are held in pin cushions like the closely-related scabiosas on long stems well above the basal green foliage. A perfect back of the border plant for late summer colour and movement. Fabulous backed by a deep green hedge.

Common Name: Giant Scabious

Family: Dipsacaceae (The Teasel Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Alongside rivers, streams and damp meadows in mountains.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

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