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Field Scabious

Knautia arvensis

Also known as

Bachelor's Buttons, Black Soap, Blue Buttons, Blue Caps, Clodweed, Egyptian Rose, Gypsies' Rose, Gypsy Rose, Lady's Cushion, Purple Buttons, Scabridge, Gypsy's-Rose

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

1m

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Field Scabious Overview

Perennial species with a clumping growth habit. Produces showy, rounded, lilac-blue flowerheads on vertical stems. Foliage is pinnately lobed or simple in structure and this species is extremely cold-hardy.

Common problems with Field Scabious

How to propagate Field Scabious

Cuttings

Basal cuttings in spring.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Field Scabious

Wildflower/meadow, medicinal.

Pollinator Friendly Plants for Summer

Native summer flowering plants that provide the best habitat, shelter and food for pollinators.

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