Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Alba'

Scabiosa caucasica perfecta 'Alba' is the classic, long-flowering white form of scabious. More
1 x 9cm plant, for spring/summer planting 510084-1 £4.95 Delivery mid March
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3 x 9cm plants, for spring/summer planting 510084-3 £12.95 Delivery mid March
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Scabiosa caucasica perfecta 'Alba' is the classic, long-flowering white form of scabious.

Scabious are classic British garden plants and are invaluable for their hugely long flowering season, good vase life and the bonus that the bees and butterflies love them.

Genus Scabiosa atropurpurea
Group/Species caucasica
Variety Perfecta Alba
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Scabious
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Care Tips Deadhead to prolong flowering. Make sure soil is well drained as Scabious dislike cold, wet winters. A top dressing of grit in October will help improve surface drainage. Divide, replant and fertilise each spring. This will need staking in non-sheltered gardens.
Flowering June - October
Vase Life This should last about 7-10 days in water - sear the stem ends in hot water.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Delivery

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Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Alba' reviews

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Hilary

They started well but have suffered a bit in the hot dry weather recently, however I love these flowers.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Mark

Poor plant, one flower. Not growing at all

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Caroline

Took a while to bed in, but now spreading and flowering well.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Catherine

The plants arrived looking tatty and straggly and had clearly flowered already and been cut back ...I planted them as per instructions but they haven’t flourished or re flowered

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Carol

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joan

Beautiful. And doing well flowering beautifully. A lovely addition to my garden

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jean

Haven’t seen flowers. They’re on an allotment- can’t keep up with everything

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janet

not blooming as strongly as I thought they would; late starters

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Malcolm

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Bernice

Seems to have conquered after a shakey start.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Janet

Excellent very pleased with everything. Never give 5 stars believe in leaving room for more!

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Denise

As easy to order website with good quality plants. Have flowered well this summer. Plants well packed

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Reviewed 5th October 2018 by Linda

The plants arrived in perfect condition unfortunately they just did not grow. I planted them in a cutting patch along with other plants and seedlings. The rest grew well but not the scabiosa.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Scabiosa and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sue

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Liz