Cephalaria gigantea

This makes a fabulous plant for the back of a border, combining maximum height with a very open, airy habit. More
1 x 9cm plant 510330-1 £4.95 Delivery late February
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This makes a fabulous plant for the back of a border, combining maximum height with a very open, airy habit. It's topped with pretty pale yellow-green scabious-type flowers on tall, willowy stems.

Genus Cephalaria
Variety gigantea
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Giant scabious
Border Position Back
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 2.5m (8ft 2in)
Spacing 1m (3ft 3in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant out in spring in moist,well-drained soil
Care Tips Cut back after flowering
Flowering June - August
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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Reviewed 30th July 2017 by Hilary Pascoe

Put in plants April this year, plenty of green leaves, will this flower this year ?

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking time to review our site. We would expect the plants to flower lightly in their first year, getting bigger and better in subsequent years.
If we can help you in any way please do contact our customer service team at info@sarahraven.com or by calling 0345 092 0283 and our team will assist you further.
Kind Regards, The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 31st July 2017

Fantastic plant

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Reviewed 4th April 2017 by Tracy Medhurst

I first saw this plant at Hill house Nursery in Devon where it looked fantastic at the back of the border. pale primrose yellow scabous type flowers on the top of 6 foot high stems. It's a nice "see through" plant and works well with verbena bonariensis. if it's happy it will self seed. bees and butterflies love it.. I have also used it as cut flower too and it's had a good vase life. You do need the space for it though the As it is probably about 3 foot diameter around the base once established.