Leuzea rhapontica
Leuzea rhapontica

Leuzea rhapontica

syn. Rhaponticum scariosum

Giant Scabiosa

Asteraceae

Height

70 - 130 cm​

Flower colour

purple

Flowering time

July - August

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - part shade

Soil

fairly moist, calcareous soil

pH

neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

meadows in the Alps

Leuzea is a small genus in the aster family, Asteraceae, very similar to corn flowers. The accepted name of the genus is now Rhaponticum.

Grows best in fairly moist, lime-rich soil.

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