Distinctive, dark violet-blue flowers, in pincushion form, are carried on tall stems arising from a rosette of leaves at ground level, and are on show from June until October. This attractive plant will thrive in moist soil in a sunny or partially shaded position, and is perhaps an addition for your bog garden? Butterflies, bees and hoverflies are all frequent visitors on this clump, which will spread over time.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Devil's Bit Scabious; Blue Buttons
Packet Content:15+ (Approx)