The British native field scabious. Lilac-blue/mauve pincushion flowers all summer.
A tough, attractive, and easily grown hardy perennial native flower. It's a superb wildlife plant as the flowers are rich in nectar and pollen, and attract bees, butterflies, and moths.
Grow in a wildflower meadow or wildlife area or in a bed or border.
Makes an excellent cut flower.
Height and Spread: 60cm x 30cm.
Common names: Field scabious; Bachelor's buttons; Black soap; See less; Blue buttons; Blue caps; Clodweed; Egyptian rose; Gypsy rose; Lady's cushion; Purple buttons; Scabridge.
Synonyms: Scabiosa rumelica; Scabiosa arvensis.