Succisa pratensis - Devil's Bit Scabious

Devil’s bit Scabious (Coireán na gcuach)

Folklore tells us that this native wildflower plant got its name due to the fact that the devil bit off some of the root in a fit of annoyance at its medicinal properties. In any case this is a low-maintenance plant, found wild in marshes and hedgerows, even bogs, with pretty violet-blue pincushion flowers on long stalks. A lovely architectural plant adding height and colour to your garden.

Site: Tolerates some exposure
Soil: Well-drained to poorly drained
Position: Full sun to part shade
Season of Interest: Perennial, violet flowers June-Oct
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: 1.5-3ft (0.5-1m) Spread: 1.5ft (0.45m)

Type | Size: Pot | 9cm
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