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Scabiosa japonica - Miq.

Common Name
Family Dipsacaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sunny grassy slopes in mountains all over Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Scabiosa japonica


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Scabiosa japonica

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Scabiosa japonica is a BIENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from June to September, and the seeds ripen from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked. Eaten boiled[105, 177]. Root[105, 177, 179]. No more details are given.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a neutral or alkaline soil and a sunny position[200]. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1]. Requires a well-drained soil[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. The seedlings are subject to damping off[1] so water with care and make sure to give adequate ventilation. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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