Greater knapweed


The Greater knapweed is bigger and blousier than the common knapweed; it is usually pinky-purple and occasionally white. A group of these will look great at the back of a border or in your meadow. It is ideal in poor soil as if the soil is too fertile, it can become too leafy! Therefore for a wildlife garden or a neglected patch, it will be ideal to bring some long lasting Summer colour.

Centaurea scabiosa
Height : 80cm
Flowering period : June – September
This is a good source of nectar:


Other features:
In the wild, it is often found in dry, chalky grassland; however it will grow in a whole range of soil types

Wildlife attracted:
Butterflies and moths are especially attracted to knapweeds. The Marbled white butterfly in particular will often seek out purple flowers as a favourite. In addition finches are often attracted to the seed heads.

Greater knapweed can also be included in our bees and butterflies plug plant collection

Additional information


9cm pot, 6 plug plants, 1.5lt pot