Common Name: Greater knapweed
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy
This perennial, purple-flowered relative of the cornflower is a British native and good for using in wildflower plantings. In the wild, it's usually found in dry, chalky, grassy fields and rough ground, but is tolerant of a wide range of soils. It's common throughout the British Isles and is very attractive to butterflies and bees.
Looks good with:Hesperis matronalis
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