Sheep’s Bit Scabious Seed

Jasione montana

£4.00 inc. VAT

Rather like Devil’s Bit Scabious, but the flowers are less flat and a lighter blue in summer. Mounds of fresh fine foliage. Mainly biennial.

Earn up to 4 Points.

SKU: shebisca Category:

Description

Jasione montana

Sheep’s Bit Grows to 30-40cm on heath, acid grasslands and sea cliffs, especially in the west, often in good numbers. It tolerates poor thin soils and can either be annual or biennial. Fine bright green foliage in close mounds. The pincushion, blue flowers show well under ultra-violet light which makes them particularly attractive to insects – a really useful food source for beetles, flies, bees, wasps, butterflies and moths. Sow anytime of year onto disturbed soil. Tends to be biennial, so needs the occasional re-sowing. Not really a Scabious, closer to Campanula.

The seed germinates better if pre-chilled in damp sand in the fridge for a few weeks, then sown on the surface of good quality seed compost. Don’t cover with compost or vermiculite.

Seed from Shropshire

 

 

Additional information

Weight 1.00 g
Size

mini seed packet 1gm approx 55,000seed, seed packet 2gm

Genus

Jasione

Family

Campanulaceae

Flowering Month

June, July, August

Colour

blue

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

sun

Native

yes

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