Plant type

Herbaceous perennial


25-100cm x 30cm

Wildlife benefit

Bird (seeds), bee and butterfly nectar plant

  • A native wildflower found in dry, grassy conditions.
  • Lilac-blue flowers from May to September.
  • Introduce as plug plants.
  • Primarily a butterfly nectar plant (esp. Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell, Common Blue, Meadow Brown) but will also attract bees and the odd hoverfly and moth.