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- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- 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.
The photograph shows the small copper butterfly.
- Sow: March - October
- Flowering: July - September
- Approximate quantity: 40 seeds.
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