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
Knautia-arvensis-flower by Sten Porse (CC BY-SA 3.0)
5 years to reach maturity
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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
Basal cuttings in spring.
Seed in autumn.
Other uses of Field Scabious
Plants for Long Grass Areas
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