Succisa pratensis

This native British plant with lilac pincushion flowers is an excellent provider of nectar and is loved by hoverflies, bees and butterflies. More
1 x 9cm plant 200618-1 £4.50

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This native British plant with lilac pincushion flowers is an excellent provider of nectar and is loved by hoverflies, bees and butterflies.

It works well planted en masse and establishes well, self-sowing happily so is good for meadow planting schemes.

Genus Succisa
Group/Species pratensis
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Devil's-Bit Scabious
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1m (3ft)
Spacing 1m (3ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in groups of 3 or more. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Easy to establish and liable to self-seed, but unlikely to be invasive as it's a delicate-looking plant.
Flowering July - October
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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