Monday, 11 July 2011

Colour from the season - Giant Scabious yellow

This giant perennial is extremely attractive and smells slightly of aniseed in the summer. The colour of the yellow on one website I noticed was described as lemon, well it really isn't that! The delicately scruffy pale yellow flowers are tinged with green and not at all the strong yellow of a lemon. More a Scabious yellow I'd say! It's loved by bees and butterflies, mainly Peacocks and Red Admirals but here in the notebook featuring a Bath White...

special  thanks to bec and pete for letting me borrow this cutting!

...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.