Knautia arvensis

field scabious

approx 40 seeds £2.49 Buy
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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.

Hordeum jubatum

squirrel tail grass

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Oenothera pallida 'Innocence'

evening primrose

Gloriously scented white flowers

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Agrostemma githago

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A rare magenta flower

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Nicotiana sylvestris

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Gorgeous scented, pure white, trumpet-shaped flowers

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