Devilsbit Scabious ‘Succisa pratensis’

The best butterfly plant. Round blue-purple flowers with purple anthers. Species of scabious were used to treat scabies, and other afflictions of the skin including sores caused by the Bubonic Plague. The word scabies comes from the Latin word for “scratch” (scabere). The short black root was in folk tales bitten off by the devil, angry at the plant’s ability to cure these ailments. Blue dye can be make out of the leaves and flowers.

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Additional Info

Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Prefers sun and moisture retentive soils.

Attracts

The best Butterfly plant!

Flowering season

July onwards

Flowering colour

Purple

Eventual height

30cm-90cm

Species Type

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