An excellent plant for the back of a border. Tall with an open habit, tall willowy stems are topped with large pretty pale yellow-green scabious-type flowers.
Although it needs a large border, the giant scabious always attracts attention with its unusual 5cm (2in) wide, primrose yellow, rosette-like flowers. These tend to weigh down the tips of the wiry stems, giving the plant an informal look that is just right for a cottage garden. The plant also looks good at the back of a big herbaceous border, among large shrubs or trees in a mixed border, or in a light woodland clearing.
Flowers strongly in May and June and then intermittently throughout the summer.
Height and Spread: 2m x 80cm
Common name(s): Giant scabious