Scabious, Devil's-bit (Succisa pratensis) Plant
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Scabious, Devil's-bit (Succisa pratensis) Plant

Named after from its shallow roots, said to have been bitten short in folklore, the Devil’s Bit Scabious is a devilishly good addition to a loamy spot in the garden. Produces rounded, purple-blue ‘pincushion’ flower heads on upright stems. A hardy and alluring plant which attracts bees and butterflies.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 50–80cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Bogs, woodland, heathlands
  • Also known as: Blue Bonnets, Bobby Bright Buttons, Fore-Bit
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