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SMALL SCABIOUS plugs (scaboisa columbaria)

SMALL SCABIOUS plugs (scaboisa columbaria)
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SMALL SCABIOUS plugs (scaboisa columbaria)

  Our ref: IP40_1
type - perennial
  • wildflower plant plugs
  • colour - Pink
  • on RHS list of plants for bees
  • Dispatched May-September
  • Plant at approx 1-4 plugs per sq. m
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minus0plus 10 plugs = £14.45
minus0plus  20 plugs = £17.85
minus0plus  50 plugs = £29.95

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Recommended planting density 1-4 plugs per sq. meter. If you require 200 or more plugs in total, special pricing may be available, please contact us or call 01452 311525 for a quotation. Plugs are available for dispatch May to September when at their best and more receptive to outdoor planting.

RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

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.

Small Scabious- Scabiosa columbaria is similar in appearance to Field Scabious but with smaller 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 dense pink blooms of Small Scabious have a long flowering season from July through into late summer providing a valuable nectar source for late insects. The seed heads that follow will also attract birds.

Small Scabious plants look best grown with other cottage garden wild flowers such as Meadow Cranesbill, Musk Mallow, Foxgloves, Greater Knapweed and Field Scabious. It also looks delightful when seen amongst Quaking grass.


How to grow Small Scabious plants:

Small Scabious plants can be introduced to their permanent planting positions from late spring through to October. Initially they should be kept well watered, and left to develop for several months. When planting into established grass it is advisable to first cut the areas where the wildflower plants are to be introduced and create a small bare area up to several inches around each planting position to reduce initial competition. Given the right conditions Small Scabious will develop quickly into flowering sized plants. A few Yellow rattle seeds sown around each plug may also be of benefit in the long term by reducing competition from grasses.

Summary:

type - perennial, colour - Pink, height - 50 to 75cms, flowers July, August, habitat - Chalk and Limestone Grassland, Caterpillar Food Plant, Attracts Butterflies


Printed 28/07/2017 12:04:01
ip40_1 type perennial colour pink height 50 to 75cms flowers july august habitat chalk and limestone grassland caterpillar food plant attracts butterflies rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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