|Approximate height:||Up to 1m|
|Flowering Time:||June to October|
|Site and soil type:||Prefers well drained soil in sun or semi-shade|
|When to sow:||Spring, summer or early autumn|
|Where to sow:||Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into trays, modules or pots.|
|Packet contents:||Approximately 50 seeds / 0.4 g|
Also known as Lady’s Cushion or Purple Buttons, Field Scabious is a clump forming plant with lilac-blue flowers in summer from June until October.
It is a valuable nectar source for pollinators and some bird species eat the seeds.
Field Scabious attracts / provides food for the following creatures:
- Marsh Fritillary butterfly 🐛
- Moths including Marbled Clover moth 🐛, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth 🐛, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet moth 🦋 and Six-spot Burnet moth🦋
- 🦇 (RHS)
- Linnets and other finches will take the seeds
- An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **
All our seed packets include sowing instructions.
Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.
Key to symbols:
🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar
🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly
🦇 (RHS) Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list
** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators
** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.