Succisella inflexa 'Frosted Pearls'
Height x Spread: 80cm x 45cm
A close relative of Succisa or Devil's Bit Scabious, 'Frosted Pearls' has similar globe-like flowers which open from pink buds to reveal white petals with a hint of lavender-blue over clumps of mid green leaves. Slightly denser in form with lots of flowering branching stems, its floral display starts earlier in midsummer and can last until September.
Highlight its naturalistic grace by planting it in drifts through a damp meadow combined with Silene flos-cuculi, Lythrum and Molinia, attracting bees and other pollinators in droves. Its airiness is useful too for adding a layer of delicate transparency in a garden, allowing plants behind to be seen. For the best results grow it in a moist soil in sun or part shade.