Greater knapweed

Greater knapweed
Centaurea scabiosa
Perennial
Purple
Sun
Height : 80cm
Flowering period : June - September

This is a good source of nectar :


Price for : 9cm pot = £2.95 : BUY

Price for : 5 plug plants = £4.95 : BUY

The Greater knapweed is bigger and blousier than the common knapweed; it is usually pinky-purple and occasionally white. A group of these will look great at the back of a border or in your meadow. It is ideal in poor soil as if the soil is too fertile, it can become too leafy! Therefore for a wildlife garden or a neglected patch, it will be ideal to bring some long lasting Summer colour.
Other features:
In the wild, it is often found in dry, chalky grassland; however it will grow in a whole range of soil types
Wildlife attracted:
Butterflies and moths are especially attracted to knapweeds. The Marbled white butterfly in particular will often seek out purple flowers as a favourite. In addition finches are oftern attracted to the seed heads.

Greater knapweed can also be included in our bees and butterflies plug plant collection

 

 

 


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Once shipped you will usually receive your order within 24-48 hours.
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Some plants are only available at certain times of year. For any queries regarding stock availability please do contact us and we will be happy to advise.