Small Scabious | Scabiosa columbaria

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Elevate your garden with the Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria). Effortlessly charming, its lavender blooms attract butterflies and bees. Easy to grow, this perennial beauty adds a touch of nature’s elegance to your outdoor haven. Shop now for a burst of wildflower allure!


Botanical Information: Small Scabious

Meet the Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria), a charming wildflower that adds a touch of whimsy to any garden. Belonging to the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae), this perennial herb stands at a modest height with delicate stems and clusters of lovely lavender to lilac flowers. Its simple, yet elegant, appearance makes it a favourite among garden enthusiasts.


Small Scabious is a versatile bloomer, calling various habitats home. From grasslands to meadows, this wildflower thrives in well-drained soils under the warm embrace of sunlight. It’s not too fussy about where it grows, making it an excellent choice for gardens and natural areas alike. Whether in urban spaces or countryside landscapes, Small Scabious finds a way to shine.

Benefits to Wildlife

This wild beauty isn’t just easy on the eyes – it’s a buzzing hotspot for pollinators. Bees and butterflies can’t resist the sweet nectar of Small Scabious’ blossoms. Picture a lively, colourful dance in your garden as these essential pollinators flit from flower to flower. By inviting Small Scabious into your space, you’re creating a haven for wildlife, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of nature.

Conservation Status of Small Scabious in the UK

In the United Kingdom, Small Scabious is a resilient gem, and you’ll often spot it gracing meadows and grassy areas. Luckily, it’s not waving any red flags in the conservation department. With stable populations across the country, it’s not a cause for concern. However, it’s always a good idea to appreciate and protect these wild wonders to maintain the balance of our ecosystems.

Ease of Growing

Now, let’s talk about the good news – growing Small Scabious is a breeze! This low-maintenance wildflower is like the laid-back friend who effortlessly fits into any social circle. Plant it in well-drained soil, preferably in a sunny spot, and watch it thrive. It doesn’t demand constant attention, making it perfect for both seasoned gardeners and newcomers. With its perennial nature, Small Scabious rewards you with its delightful blooms year after year.

This species is a delightful addition to your green space. Its elegant blooms not only enhance the aesthetics of your garden but also play a vital role in supporting local pollinators. With its easy-going nature and versatility, it’s a win-win for both you and the environment. So, why not let Small Scabious bring a touch of natural charm to your outdoor haven?

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Weight 1 kg


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