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Scabiosa fischeri is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.45 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - E. Siberia to Manchuria.
Dry meadows, grass plots in light coniferous forests, steppes, rubbly mountain slopes and riparian sands[
Prefers a neutral or alkaline soil and a sunny position[
]. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[
A very ornamental plant[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[
Leaves - cooked[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. The seedlings are subject to damping off[
] 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.
Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.