Herb: Pigeon's Scabious


Latin name: Scabiosa columbaria


Family: Dipsacaceae (Teasel Family)



Edible parts of Pigeon's Scabious:

Leaves. No more details are given.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
75 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Dry calcareous pastures, banks etc, to 600 metres.

Propagation of Pigeon's Scabious:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. The seedlings are subject to damping off so water with care and make sure to give adequate ventilation. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry calcareous pastures, banks etc, to 600 metres.

Medicinal use of Pigeon's Scabious:

None known

Known hazards of Scabiosa columbaria:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.