07-02-09

CEPHALARIA GIGANTEA , LA CEPHALAIRE, SCABIEUSE GEANTE (PICTURE)

cephalaria gigantea,

 

Cephalaria gigantea giant scabious

 

Exposure: full sun, part shade

Height 2 m, spread  : 60 cm

Bloom time : June, July, September

Soil type: well drained light

Yellow prime rose” with scabious-like flowers supported on tall growing stems which appear at the beginning of summer.  Cephalaria has to be planted at the back of a herbaceous mixed border among large shrubs.  Cephalaria is self supporting when it  is located in a well sheltered place.

Propogation methods : sowing or dividing in spring

Cephalaria is a good cut flower and attracts bees

 

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