giant-201406One flower on my Giant Scabious has put in an appearance. I’m so pleased and relieved. The last couple of years has seen quite diminished flowers on this giant of a plant. It probably needs separating at the roots and re-planting; a job for the Autumn, methinks.

I had to aim high for this photograph – this particular stem is well over 6ft tall.


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    • Thank you, Adrian. This is one of my favourites in the garden. It has to compete with more leafy trees and shrubs; the soil here is nitrogen rich, encouraging leafy plants. It’s a delight when these giant flowers on tall wiry stems make an appearance.


  1. I’ve seen plenty of Scabious before, but always purple – never knew it came in this colour. Just been staring at Ladies hats from Ascot on the TV – from this angle, take away the stalk, it could provide the inspiration for the perfect hat. what a great image, Meanderer.


    • Thank you, Andy. The Latin name for this one is Cephalaria gigantea. Yes, there are lots of blues, purples, and pinks – wild and cultivated. This one does grow very large – around 7-8ft tall!

      I see what you mean with regard to fancy Ascot hats – a design like this would work very well! I won a prize at junior school for a hat I made ……… you never know šŸ™‚


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