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Cephalaria gigantea
Common Name: Giant Scabious Family: Dipsacaceae (The Teasel Family)

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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.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
Native Habitat:
Alongside rivers, streams and damp meadows in mountains.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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