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Cephalaria gigantea (Giant Scabious)

For such a tall plant it really takes up very little room. Large Scabious-like, primrose yellow flowers up to 2 half" across appear high on strong stems above the foliage in summer.Perfect for the back of the border. Attractive to bees and butterflies and great as a cut flower. Prefers sun in well-drained soil. Height 200cm (80”). Spread 60cm (24"). Hardy perennial.

Flower Colour

Bees and Butterflies, Flowers For Cutting/Drying

Hardy Perennial


May onwards

Flowering Time

Full Sun, Sun or Partial Shade

60cm (24")

2m (80")

Cephalaria gigantea


Fertile and well drained.


Full sun




June to August

Additional Information

Suitable for back of border and wild gardens. Attractive to bees and butterflies. Easy to grow. Grow in a fertile moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Needs staking in exposed gardens. Propagate by division in spring. Fully hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 06 Nov 2017 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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