Scabiosa Columbaria is also known as Small Scabious or Lilac-flowered Scabious Scabiosa banatica, a herbaceous perennial that is native to South Africa. It is clump forming, likes the sun. Grow it in fertile well-drained soil. You can grow it from seeds or propagate from cuttings. It is attractive to bees and butterfiles. It can grow up to 50 cm.