Where & How to Grow Field Scabious Knautia Arvensis
Field Scabious How and Where to grow it
Field Scabious can have up to 50 purple flowers which make up the pin cushion flower heads.
It is a big attractive plant which will look at it's best in a sunny meadow garden with grasses as a backdrop.
It is a plant that is particularly attractive to Butterflies and Bees.
Site: It prefers sunny conditions
Soil type: It prefers well drained and fertile soils
Flowering season: July to September
Height: 25 cm to 1 metrew
It is a perennial you can grow it from seed but it can sometimes be difficult to germinate. Sow the seed into sees trays in spring or autumn and lightly cover in with soil. Plant out into meadow grass during the following spring or autumn.