Fresh scabiosa, highlight autumn with frilly dancing leaves. Scabiosa sounds romantically sweet and the flower seems like the gentle welcome gift of autumn. So let's stick to this name instead of using the Dutch name: scabiosa. The cheerful wildflower got this name because it used to be used by the Romans as a medicine for all kinds of nasty skin diseases. The other Dutch name 'duifkruid' already sounds a lot cozier. This refers to the crop feathers, which look like crop leaves here. The plant's beautiful berries complete the autumn feeling!
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While it starts raining more and more often outside and the wind does not know its own strength, your house brightens up with white, yellow, red, blue, light purple to deep purple-tinged beautiful flowers. The long upright stems ensure that the frilly dancing petals get all the attention. Or enjoy the wreath-shaped clusters of berries. Place them loose in a vase or make a beautifully exuberant autumn arrangement.
There are more than 100 varieties of Scabiosa. From the Scabiosa Butterfly Blue with lavender-blue flowers to the Scabiosa Stäfa with blue flowers. A feast for butterflies!
The beautiful, sweet-smelling Scabiosa represents pure love. She radiates warmth, love, purity and silence. This instantly makes her a wonderful gift to give on a special occasion or as a helping hand. Do you get one? Then of course you should feel honoured!
The perennial is native to southern Europe and belongs to the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). In our country, the plant has now been placed on the Dutch Red List of plants, as it has become increasingly rare.