scabiosa


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sca·bi·o·sa

 (skā′bē-ō′sə, -zə, skăb′ē-)
n.
See scabious2.

[New Latin Scabiōsa, genus name, from Medieval Latin (herba) scabiōsa, (herb) for scabies, scabious (so called because scabious was formerly thought effective in treating itchy, scurfy skin diseases ), feminine of Latin scabiōsus, mangy, from scabiēs, itch; see scabies.]

scabiosa

(ˌskeɪbɪˈəʊsə)
n
(Plants) another term for scabious21
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scabiosa - any of various plants of the genus Scabiosascabiosa - any of various plants of the genus Scabiosa
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Scabiosa - annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs; mainly Mediterranean
mournful widow, pincushion flower, Scabiosa atropurpurea, sweet scabious - Old World annual having fragrant purple to deep crimson flower heads; naturalized in United States
field scabious, Scabiosa arvensis - perennial having bluish-lilac flowers; introduced in the eastern United States
References in classic literature ?
Then there are to be eschscholtzias, dahlias, sunflowers, zinnias, scabiosa, portulaca, yellow violas, yellow stocks, yellow sweet-peas, yellow lupins--everything that is yellow or that has a yellow variety.
For instance, Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Cat' loves full sun and can work as a striking addition to feature pots but won't do well mixed with ericaceous plants as it prefers an alkaline soil.
For instance, Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Cat' loves full sun and can really work as a striking addition to feature pots, but won't do well mixed with ericaceous plants because it prefers an alkaline soil.
For instance, Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Cat' loves full sun and can really work as a striking addition to feature pots but won't do well mixed with ericaceous plants because it prefers an alkaline soil.
3 Hardy Scabiosa Mixed PS9.99 An impressive mixture of white and blue single flowers, a real masterpiece.
Pelargonium (geranium), ferns, Fuchsia and Scabiosa (scabious) are all good examples.
Sarah Raven's new collection includes Scabiosa stellata 'Sternkugel' which she recommends growing for its paper globe seed heads which are beautiful and delicate, and suitable for drying.
The plum tones are enhanced with similarly dark and dusky flowering basil, black scabiosa, and chocolate cosmos, while the cheerful blossoms of 'Twyning's After Eight' dahlia pair well with its creamy, coffee-toned companion.
SCABIOSA caucasica 'Pink Mist' - the pin-cushion ower is a classic cottage garden favourite which loves full sun and well-drained soil.
SCABIOSA caucasica 'Pink Mist' - the pin-cushion flower is a classic cottage garden favourite which loves full sun and well-drained soil.
Scabiosa Butterfly Blue is so floriferous, it even puts some annuals to shame.