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Field Scabious in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Knautia arvensis

 

Field Scabious

Field Scabious is a common wild flower found growing in most European countries. It is a clump forming perennial which has lobed hairy leaves, and lilac pincushion flowers from mid-summer. Attractive to pollinators.

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plant Features
  • Field Scabious likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Field Scabious likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Field Scabious is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Field Scabious likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Field Scabious

Latin name

Knautia arvensis

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Caprifoliaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Field Scabious likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Field Scabious is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Field Scabious likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Field Scabious likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Field Scabious is 0.40meters x 1.50meters 0.40 M 1.50 M

Knautia arvensis

Field Scabious is a common wild flower found growing in most European countries. It is a clump forming perennial which has lobed hairy leaves, and lilac pincushion flowers from mid-summer. Attractive to pollinators.


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

It is a perennial plant that grows between 25 and 100 cm. It prefers grassy places and dry soils, avoiding heavy soils, and flowers between mid and late summer.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant out container grown plants into flowering position in spring into a free draining and sunny site.

 
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