Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis) HP/BB/BN
A real treasure of the countryside, now mainly confirmed to the hedgerows and roadsides. Lovely lilac pin-cushion like flowers are borne July to September and provide nectar for many bees, moths and butterflies. A large spreading plant where happy that looks very effective growing in amongst grasses in a meadow garden. Ht to 10in-3ft. Prefers a well-drained, sunny spot.