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Field Scabious | Knautia arvensis

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100 in stock (can be backordered)

1x 15cm plug plant

Discover the allure of Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis). Adorn your garden with clusters of lavender-blue, pincushion-like blooms. Thriving in diverse soils and sunlight, this hardy perennial attracts pollinators, making it a delightful choice for naturalistic landscapes. Elevate your space with the beauty and resilience of Field Scabious.

Description

Botanical Information: Field Scabious

Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis), a perennial member of the honeysuckle family, boasts captivating clusters of lavender-blue flowers. Recognizable by its pincushion-like blooms, this herbaceous plant reaches heights of 30 to 80 centimetres, creating a striking presence in meadows and grasslands.

Habitat

Thriving in diverse habitats, Field Scabious graces meadows, hedgerows, and open woodlands with its vibrant presence. Adaptable to various soil types, it favours well-drained, loamy soils under full sunlight. This versatile wildflower flourishes in both disturbed and natural landscapes, showcasing its resilience.

Benefits to Wildlife

Field Scabious is a magnet for pollinators, attracting butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects with its nectar-rich blooms. Its extended flowering period from early summer to autumn provides a consistent food source for these essential pollinators, contributing to the overall health of local ecosystems. The plant’s seed heads also serve as a winter food source for birds.

Conservation Status in the UK

Considered a common and widespread wildflower, Field Scabious does not currently face significant conservation threats in the UK. However, its role in supporting biodiversity, especially pollinators, underscores its ecological importance. Conservation efforts often focus on preserving diverse habitats where Field Scabious naturally occurs.

Ease of Growing

Field Scabious is a hardy and undemanding plant, making it an excellent choice for both wildflower enthusiasts and gardeners. It readily adapts to a range of growing conditions and is relatively pest-resistant. Its ability to self-seed ensures a continuous presence, while its low maintenance makes it suitable for naturalistic gardens, meadows, or even wildflower borders.

This lovely pink flowering species is wonderful for both ecological needs and gardening environments. With its captivating blooms, adaptability, and role in supporting wildlife, it emerges as a delightful addition to diverse landscapes, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of meadows and grassy habitats.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg

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