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Knautia arvensis (Field Scabious) seeds

Knautia arvensis (Field Scabious) seeds

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Very pretty native British perennial wildflower with pin cushion flowers in a lovely shade of pale lilac on long, wiry stems.  Rich in nectar, it is a favourite with bees, butterflies and other beneficial pollinating insects.  Flowering over a long period from June to October, Field Scabious makes an excellent, long-lasting cutflower.  Perfect for both garden borders and wildflower meadows.  

Hardy Perennial
Flowers: June to October
Height: 1.2m
Position: Sun or semi shade in any soil

Packet of 50 seeds


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These seeds have a dormancy which needs to be broken by a period of cold.  Sow indoors at any time or outdoors in autumn.

Outdoors: Scatter the seed on well raked soil, rake in lightly and water.  If sowing in rows, leave 25cm between rows. Germination can take several months and is most likely to occur in spring after dormancy has been broken by the winter cold.  When they do appear, keep the seedlings watered and thin out as necessary.  To prolong flowering and prevent self seeding, remove the seedheads just as the petals start to fall.

Indoors:  Sow on the surface of moist compost and cover very lightly with a fine sprinkling of compost, vermiculite or perlite.  Seal in a polythene bag and place in the fridge for 4 weeks.  After this, move to a warm place or propagator and maintain at around 21C.  After germination, grow on in slightly cooler conditions, around 15C, repotting as necessary. After all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and plant out 25cms apart.  

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Store seeds in a cool, dry place.