Knautia arvensis

Knautia arvensis

approx 25 seeds £2.49
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<ul><li><b>Position:</b> full sun<li><b>Soil:</b> moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> average<li><b>Hardiness:</b> fully hardy<br><br>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.<BR><br><li><b>Garden care:</b> 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. <br><br><li><b>Sow:</b> March - October<br><br><li><b>Flowering:</b> July - September<br><br><li><b>Approximate quantity:</b> 25 seeds.</li></ul>

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • 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: 25 seeds.

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