View Larger

Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    These airy, colorful flowers are mildly fragrant and a pleasant addition to the flower border.

    Latin Name

    Scabiosa atropurpurea


    Family

    Caprifoliaceae


    Also Known As

    Sweet Scabious


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    May - September


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Mediterranean


    History

    In 1736, Scabiosa was noted in the Virginia garden of William Byrd II of Westover.


    Buy Tickets What to See Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
    Estate Hours

    Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    iconDirections & Parking
    buy tickets online & save