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Succisa pratensis

For sale by Phil Brown

This grower is sure of this plant identification.

Grown from locally collected seed. 9cm pot ready to plant now.

This plant is a good source of nectar for bees later in the season. Is also the food plant for the Marsh Fritillary larvae.

Succisa pratensis | Creswell, Worksop, Derbyshire, S80
Succisa pratensis | Creswell, Worksop, Derbyshire, S80
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.35 litres

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Plant Finder: about Succisa pratensis

Common names

Devil's bit scabious, Blue buttons


Succisa pratensis (Devil's bit scabious). This is a rosette forming rhizomatous perennial with hairy stems and obovate to elliptic entire basal leaves. From mid summer to late autumn bears single purplish white pin-cushion like flowers.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Succisa pratensis | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

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Creswell, Worksop, Derbyshire, S80
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