Field Scabious Seeds
Field Scabious ‘Knautia Arvensis’ with radiant lilac blooms
A perennial from the enchanting wilds, Field Scabious, or ‘Knautia Arvensis,’ presents radiant lilac pin-cushion blooms on slender stems, often in its first year. Once valued for medicinal properties, it now enhances herbaceous borders and wildflower meadows, serving as a beacon for bees and butterflies all summer.
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- Attracts pollinators to your garden
- Adds lilac blooms to front borders that come back year after year.
- Long-lasting flowers throughout the summer season
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About Field Scabious
Scabious belongs to a family of flowering plants in the honeysuckle group, Caprifoliaceae. Loads of species in this genus are often called scabious; however, a few plants known by this name now fall under related genera like Knautia and Succisa, some of which used to be part of Scabiosa. Also, you'll often hear people calling members of this genus pincushion flowers, another common name for these plants.
In The Records
Historically, Scabiosa has been a component of herbal remedies that tribes used to treat coughs, fevers, and internal inflammation. The name of the plant, Scabiosa, references the Caucasus Mountain region, located between the Black and Caspian Seas, where Scabiosa is endemic.
|Features||Perfect for pots, great cut flowers and pollinator-friendly|
|Locations||Window box, balconies, containers and garden beds|
|Effort Level||Looks after itself|
|Botanical Name||Knautia arvensis|
|Other Names||Pincushion Flower and Lady's Pincushion|
|Pot Size||35 cm|
|Number of Seeds||30|
|Sowing Tips||Sow seeds on firm, damp soil and lightly cover. Place in a sunny spot and keep well hydrated.|
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