Field Scabious Seed

Knautia arvensis

£3.75

A perennial wildflower and a great nectar source for bees and butterflies. Blue flowers in summer until autumn over grey-blue foliage

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Description

Knautia arvensis

Field Scabious is a wildflower perennial for drier meadows, hedgerows and roadsides. Greyish leaves form an untidy rosette above which the lilac-blue flowers are held on metre tall stems. The flowers are usually covered with bees and butterflies especially the Common Blue butterfly. Goldfinches eat the seeds before they have fully ripened. Medically this plant was used  against skin ulcers, sores and  to clear freckles. Also known as Pincushion, Blue Bonnets or Lady’s Pincushion.

Sow in autumn or spring. Scabious seed benefits from a pre-chill period of 8 to 12 weeks mixed with damp sand and in a fridge. This will give better germination but is not absolutely necessary.

Shropshire seed

 

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

seed packet 5gm approx750 seed

Genus

Knautia

Family

Dipsacacea

Flowering Month

June

Colour

blue

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

sun

Native

yes

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