Cephalaria gigantea
Cephalaria gigantea

Cephalaria gigantea

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Giant Scabious
Hardiness Zone: 3-7S/10W Exposure: Full or Part Sun
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Blooms In: Jul
Height: 96" Spacing: 24"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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Product Details

Product Details

This unusual selection offers one of the most distinctive personalities for a large garden or woodland setting. Plants grow up to 8′ tall, and their long, upright stems carry round, soft yellow flower heads that are composed of an outer ring of larger florets and a dense cushion of smaller ones within. But that picture utterly fails to capture the charm of this gentle giant. The effect is open and airy as this "see through" plant floats above its neighbors, altogether altering the look and feel of a garden. Mass plants together above mounds of Nepeta or Lavender, or set them out among ground covers for an ethereal effect.

For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Pronuciation: seff-uh-lair'-ee-uh

A member of the Teasel family, Cephalaria is native to Europe, Asia, and Central Asia, where it grows in meadows and mountain pastures. A clump-former that can reach 8ft in bloom, Cephalaria gigantea is a good choice for informal gardens or large borders.

Light/Watering: Grow in well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade (especially in the South).

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Cephalaria grows well in soil with a pH close to neutral (add lime if your soil is extremely acid), yet is surprisingly adaptable and will tolerate heavy clay soil.

Pests/Diseases: Relatively pest and disease free.

 

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