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Jasione laevis
Shepherd’s Scabious
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Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft
1.298.050

This Bellflower cousin forms a low tuft or mound of grey-green leaves, bearing balls of violet-blue flowers for weeks on end that look similar to a Scabious or Pincushion Flower. Prefers an acidic, well drained soil. Excellent in a rock garden, especially combined with Heaths and Heathers, but also suitable for a border or edging a pathway. Remove faded flowers to promote more buds to form. An unusual cut flower. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring if desired.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Neutral

Soil Moisture

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Edging

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches

Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches


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