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Scabiosa caucasica 'Fama'

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Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Scabiosa (skab-ee-OH-suh) (Info)
Species: caucasica (kaw-KAS-ee-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fama

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive ChinookZone On Aug 13, 2012, ChinookZone from Calgary
Canada wrote:

Fama has been growing happily in my Zone 3a garden for 13 years and has been divided several times. It has a long bloom period here - late July till frost - and the colour is stunning.

Positive DolleeMomma On Mar 3, 2012, DolleeMomma from Hammond, IN wrote:

I love this variety of Scabiosa because of it's winter hardiness. It is also resistant to powdery mildew. As a plus it has much larger flowers and blooms longer.

Positive Oberon46 On Feb 25, 2010, Oberon46 from (Mary) Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b) wrote:

This plant has survived our winters for two years. It is tall with vibrant blue/violet 1 1/2" flowers. Seems slow to blossom, but hangs around for quite a while. Have spread its seeds last fall (2009) to encourage more plants. Also have a white version.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska
Castro Valley, California
Encinitas, California
Hercules, California
San Jose, California
Hammond, Indiana
Haydenville, Massachusetts
Omaha, Nebraska
Buffalo, New York
Portland, Oregon
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Kalama, Washington
Spokane, Washington



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