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GREATER KNAPWEED plugs (centaurea scabiosa)

GREATER KNAPWEED plugs (centaurea scabiosa)
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GREATER KNAPWEED plugs (centaurea scabiosa)GREATER KNAPWEED plugs (centaurea scabiosa)

GREATER KNAPWEED plugs (centaurea scabiosa)

  Our ref: IP34_1
type - perennial
  • wildflower plant plugs
  • colour- Purple
  • Bee friendly Plant
  • 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 further Bee friendly plants, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.


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 appear in July and August, slightly later than other wild flowers providing a valuable nectar source in high summer.

Greater Knapweed plants 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 plants:

Greater Knapweed 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 Greater Knapweed 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 - Red/Purple, height - 90cms, flowers June to September, habitat - Hedgerow, Lime soils, Attracts Birds and butterflies

Printed 21/11/2017 14:03:26
ip34_1 type perennial 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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