Giant Scabious

Cephalaria gigantea

Giant Scabious - Cephalaria gigantea

Common Name: Giant Scabious
Genus: Cephalaria
Species: gigantea

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Despite the common name, Cephalaria gigantea is not a member of the Scabiosa Genus. Cephalaria gigantea is a herbaceous perennial that forms a clump of deeply lobed, mid-green leaves. During summer, Cephalaria gigantea produces tall, upright flower stems terminating with greenish-yellow Scabious-like flowers.