Eco Plant Whisperer July 2022

Published: July 14, 2022

Posted on 14.07.2022 |
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This eye catching perennial makes a real statement in height, colour, and flower formation. The majestic yellow flowering Scabious is a member of the Honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) and is native to Turkey. 

This exhuberant plant grows in open meadows in its natural habitat. It is called the Giant Scabious as it can grow up to 2.5 metres in height. If you stand close to these plants, they will challenge your height. 

The beautiful yellow flowers are complimented with lime green foliage and interesting dissected leaves. Cephalaria prefers moist fairly rich soil in sun or part shade. This tall perennial is situated in the borders near to the Hotel at the Lakeside. The aspect protects the elegant height of the plant from direct exposure of Lake Windermere.

Cephalaria is a great architectural plant to mix within planting schemes, also known as the Giant Pin Cushion flower, due to the shape of the flower heads, even more so after the Corolla has fallen. This perennial is a superb wildlife friendly plant to attract pollinating insects. Spot the activity at work here ! 


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