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Greater Knapweed Wildflower Seed

Product Code: 130JC1925-pro

Greater Knapweed Wildflower Seed​ is a thistle-like plant that can be found on chalk downlands, roadside verges, woodland rides, hedgerows and cliff tops. It is in bloom from June to September and is a huge favourite of all kinds of butterflies including Common Blues, Marbled Whites and Meadow Browns; sometimes it is covered in these species.

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Greater Knapweed Wildflower Seed is a thistle-like plant that can be found on chalk downlands, roadside verges, woodland rides, hedgerows and cliff tops. It is in bloom from June to September and is a huge favourite of all kinds of butterflies including Common Blues, Marbled Whites and Meadow Browns; sometimes it is covered in these species.

Latin Name

  • Centaurea scabiosa

Life Cycle

  • Perennial

Flowering Time

  • June to September

Greater Knapweed Wildflower Seed Max Flowering Height

  • 80cm

Greater Knapweed Wildflower Seed Approx Sowing Rate

  • 5.5kg/Acre

Wildflower Site Preparation

The site should be weed free. Annual weeds should be controlled by mechanical means or by the use of contact based herbicide. Perennial weeds, for example docks thistle, nettles and couch grass can be dealt with using a translocated herbicide such as Round-Up. Cultivate to achieve a fine seed bed, sow seed mix and then roll to ensure firmness. The best results are obtained when there is good contact between the soil and the seeds.

Sowing Times

Sowing can best be achieved by mixing the seed with dry sand, dry sifted topsoil or sawdust and evenly broadcast. It is important that the seed is in contact with moisture in the soil so the seedbed should be lightly raked and then rolled.

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Wildflower Site Preparation The site should be weed free. Annual weeds should be controlled by mechanical means or by the use of contact based herbicide. Perennial weeds, for example docks thistle, nettles and couch grass can be dealt with using a translocated herbicide such as Round-Up. Cultivate to achieve a fine seed bed, sow seed mix and then roll to ensure firmness. The best results are obtained when there is good contact between the soil and the seeds. Sowing Times Sowing can best be achieved by mixing the seed with dry sand, dry sifted topsoil or sawdust and evenly broadcast. It is important that the seed is in contact with moisture in the soil so the seedbed should be lightly raked and then rolled.