Lomelosia caucasica (M. Bieb.) Greuter & Burdet

Clumping perennial herb to about 0.5 m tall. Basal leaves lanceolate, entire, pointed, waxy-blue. Stem leaves pinnately lobed. Flower heads white, blue or lilac, to about 7 cm wide.

Caucasus Mountains

House's Hybrids: Flowers crested, in dense blue and lilac heads. [Isaac House Hybrids]

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Dipsacaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press. (as Scabiosa caucasica)

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Dipsacales
family       Caprifoliaceae
genus        Lomelosia