Greater Knapweed Seeds Native Bee Insect Friendly Garden Perennial
DescriptionThese stunning Greater Knapweed will brighten any bed or border in your garden. Greater Knapweed Centauria scabiosa prefer a sunny site but will tolerate light shade as well complimenting other perennials in the border or along a hedge. Can also be grown in large pots. Greater Knapweed grow to 1 metre in height and spread widely. Makes a great cut flower and regular cutting of the dead flower stems will promote repeat flowering.Add to a mix of other wild flowers to create a Perennial Border of Bee & Insect Friendly Garden Natives.See Wilderness Tamed shop for other Wild Flower Seeds.
Greater Knapweed Centauria scabiosa are a good source of nectar to many pollinating insects and bees and will attract lots of wildlife to your garden. A particular favourite of Marbled White butterfly (as pictured) and other butterfly species.
- Great for Insects & Bees
- Excellent Perennial for beds and borders
- Lovely as a cut flower.
- Grow up to 1 Metre High.
- Repeat flowering throughout the summer.
- Wonderful in a mixed Native Meadow (see our other plants)
- Natural Seedling Variation In Colour
You can sow these wild flower seeds as soon as you get them directly into the ground where you want them to grow. Do not add compost or fertiliser to the ground as, like most native meadow plants, they do not require a nutrient rich soil. Rake lightly in to cover the seed and water regularly during dry weather to help establish the young plants. If sown between July and October you should expect flowering the following year.
Keep well watered in dry periods after sowing to help establish the seedlings.