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Knautia arvensis

Knautia arvensis
blue buttons
Synonym(s) Scabiosa arvensis
Common name blue buttons
Family dipsacaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (June)
Size 2-3 ft
Light full sun
Cultural notes average garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Wildflower that looks more like scabiosa than fellow knautias to me - but it holds its pincushion flowers up on taller stems. Nice.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '02 trade. Baggy 70F (70%G, 7-16d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (30%G, 10-28d)

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