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Knautia Arvensis (Field Scabious)

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Knautia arvensis (field scabious)

Knautia Arvensis (Field Scabious)


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Position: full sun
Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil
Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to September Flower colour: bluish-lilac
Other features: highly attractive to bees
Hardiness: fully hardy
Bluish-lilac, honeycomb-like flowerheads on slender stems from July to September and hairy, dull green leaves. This beautiful native field scabious was once used to treat scabies and other skin ailments - hence its common name. Highly attractive to butterflies and bees, it's perfect for naturalising in a sunny wildflower garden, mixed or herbaceous border.Garden care: When sowing seeds do not use a fertiliser since wildflowers prefer poor soils. In autumn after flowering cut the faded flowerheads down to the ground and compost the dead stems.

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