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Botanical name: Knautia arvensis
Other names: Field scabious, Blue buttons
Species: K. arvensis - K. arvensis is a clump-forming, deeply tap-rooted herbaceous perennial with erect to lax, bristly stems, hairy pinnate or simple, dull green leaves and, from midsummer to early autumn, flat-topped, lilac-blue flowerheads with softly-bristly bracts.
Knautia arvensis is: Deciduous
Flower: Lilac, Pale-blue in Summer
Foliage: Green in Summer
Habit: Upright, Spreading
Specific pests: Aphids
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Pruning: Remove faded flower stems.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Knautia arvensis (Field scabious) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Prairie planting, Wildlife
Cultivation: Plant in a moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in full sun.
Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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