KNAUTIA arvensis

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KNAUTIA arvensis

Blue Buttons, Field Scabious
Select Item No. KO030

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Dipsacaceae
Origin: Europe to western Siberia: meadows and roadsides.
Special Features: Hemispherical bright purple flowers. Flowering starts from the outside to the inside. Prefer neutral to calcareous locations. Fine aromatic fragrance. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Suitable for natural landscaping. Use for low maintenance plantings.
Historical: Traditional use for skin care.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: violet-blue
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z10
Foliage: Entire, pinnatifid, green to greyish green.
Growth Habit: clumping / deep roots
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 5.55556 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
180
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
20 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Sowing Time Hint: Spring to early summer.
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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