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Where to grow in my garden?


Great for a sunny border, or mini meadow.

Preferring well-drained soil in full sun.


Flowers: June-September

Habitat: Meadow, rough pasture, hedgerows, verges and grassy waste ground

Height: 15-70cm

Growth Type: Perennial

Position: Full sun

Soil Preference: Neutral to calcareous



Field Scabious

  • Knautia arvensis


    Jumbo plug plant


    An excellent source of nectar for bees and butterflies and birds take the seeds as they ripen.


    A caterpillar food plant of the Marsh Fritillary Butterfly (secondary to Devil's Bit Scabious), Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-Moth and a micro moth called Nemophora Metallica.


    The flowers are very similar to the Small Scabious but generally the plant is much taller.


    Advised to plant in informal groups to encourage recognition and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

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