Cephalaria dipsacoides

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Cephalaria dipsacoides 2014-01-12T19:06:56+00:00

For years I grew this plant’s big brother, Cephalaria gigantea.  I liked its tall, airy stems and scabious-like flowers that start in July and are still being produced in October.  Then, in the Bagatelle gardens in Paris, I came across this species of Cephalaria: it is shorter, has finer foliage and paler, cream-coloured flowers.  It is a far superior plant. So out came C. gigantea and in went my new discovery.  I was pleased to find out that it self-seeds far less than C. gigantea and that bees and insects love the flowers.

Mine is in a border but I have recently seen it dotted though a wildflower meadow where it looked very handsome.

 

Cephalaria dipsacoides

Cephalaria dipsacoides