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scabious

(skā′bē-əs, skăb′ē-)
adj.
1. Of or relating to scabies.
2. Having scabs.
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I loved the planting - informal and wildish but some lovely colour combinations like orange geums growing through blues and purples of forgetme-nots, scabious and everlasting wallflowers.
Turn part of your lawn into a meadow by planting spring bulbs and cowslips and summer-flowering knapweed, poppies, cornflowers, field scabious and thistles.
Bees Do your bit to help bees by planting as many nectar and pollen-rich plants as you can - buddleia, lavender, scabious and clover are just a few plants that come up trumps.
As I went into Hexham something led me to Waitrose - a shop I've not been to before - and there on the flower display were two buckets of scabious, a delicate blue flower which was just right.
The plants were kindly funded by Co-operative Cymru Wales, and one of their criteria for sponsorship was to use insect-friendly plants, so the garden includes lavender, penstemon, achillea and scabious, among others.
Michaelmas daisies, including asters, lavender, the ice plant (Sedum spectabile), scabious and honesty, are all butterfly magnets.
For example, the marsh fritillary butterfly will only feed its young on devil's bit scabious, a tall, wire-stemmed herb with violet-blue, pincushion flowers, and only on those individual plants that are larger than the surrounding vegetation.
Plants such as Corn Marigold, Corn Cockle, Camomile, Cambridge Milk Parsley, Field Scabious, Field Poppy, Greater Knapweed, Ox Eye Daisy, Ragged Robin, Teasel, along with meadow turf are ideal for attracting insects, with the added benefit of helping to ensure good pollination of flowers.
Scabious, achillea and verbena are good for starters.
Contrast the fabulous Scabious 'Chile Black' with softer, creamier border perennials.
I'm combining them with pale yellow flowers - giant scabious Cephalaria gigantia to one side, and lemon-yellow peony 'Molly-the-Witch' in front.
Native wildflowers, from butterfly orchids to devil's-bit scabious, will start displaying their blooms in one of Wales' newest meadows.