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GREATER KNAPWEED seeds (centaurea scabiosa)

GREATER KNAPWEED seeds (centaurea scabiosa)
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GREATER KNAPWEED seeds (centaurea scabiosa)GREATER KNAPWEED seeds (centaurea scabiosa)
GREATER KNAPWEED seeds (centaurea scabiosa)GREATER KNAPWEED seeds (centaurea scabiosa)
GREATER KNAPWEED seeds (centaurea scabiosa)GREATER KNAPWEED seeds (centaurea scabiosa)
GREATER KNAPWEED seeds (centaurea scabiosa)GREATER KNAPWEED seeds (centaurea scabiosa)

GREATER KNAPWEED seeds (centaurea scabiosa)

  Our ref: ST25_1
  • colour - RedPurple
  • height - 90cms
  • flowers June to September
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
Great for pollinatorsGreat for pollinators
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Perfect for pollinators

Greater Knapweed - centaurea scabiosa – is similar in appearance to Black Knapweed but with larger more showy flowers and is better suited to lighter drier soils such as those containing chalk or lime. It makes a wonderful plant for the garden, especially a cottage garden, and is one of the best meadow plants to attract bees and butterflies. The purple blooms of Greater Knapweed are similar to cornflowers and appear in July and August, slightly later than many other wild flowers, providing a valuable nectar source in high summer. Greater Knapweed look best grown with other cottage garden or meadow plants such as Meadow Cranesbill, Musk Mallow, Ox-eye daisy, Foxgloves, Small Scabious and Field Scabious

How to grow Greater Knapweed Seeds Greater Knapweed seeds can either be sown directly into the ground or into trays of compost in the spring or autumn. The seedlings can then be pricked out and grown on, for planting out later in the year

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover more plants for Bees, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.

To buy Greater Knapweed seeds
To purchase Greater Knapweed seeds, please select a quantity above and click add to cart. To ensure the best chance of success, we sell all of our wildflower seeds by weight, which ensures each wildflower seed packet contains a good quantity of seeds. The recommended sowing rate is 1 gram per square metre, and the number of Greater Knapweed seeds per gram is approx. 130. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.

colour - Red/Purple,
height - 90cms,
flowers June to September,
habitat - Hedgerows, Chalk and Limestone grassland.
Attracts Bees, birds and butterflies
Printed 15/07/2024 21:05:18
st25_1 colour red purple height 90cms flowers june to september habitat hedgerow lime soils attracts birds and butterflies rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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