Field Scabious ‘Knautia arvensis’

Blue-lilac pincushion flowers in summer. Looks good with Ox-eye Daisies. A nectar plant for butterflies and bees. Species of scabious were used to treat scabies, and many other afflictions of the skin including sores caused by the bubonic plague. The word scabies comes from the Latin word for “scratch” (scabere). Another name for this plant is gipsy rose.

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Additional Info

Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Requires sun and well-drained soil.

Attracts

A great nectar plant for Butterflies and Bees

Flowering season

June onwards

Flowering colour

Blue/Purple

Eventual height

30cm-90cm

Species Type

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