Devilsbit Scabious plugs (Succisa pratensis)

Succisa pratensis P The best butterfly plant. Round blue-purple flowers with purple anthers. Flowers: July on. Prefers sun and moisture retentive soil. Height: 30-90cm

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10 - 49£0.9900 Price Per Item
50 - 149£0.9000 Price Per Item
150 - 0£0.6600 Price Per Item



Species of scabious were used to treat scabies, and other afflictions of the skin including sores caused by the Bubonic Plague. The word scabies comes from the Latin word for “scratch” (scabere). The short black root was in folk tales bitten off by the devil, angry at the plant’s ability to cure these ailments. Blue dye can be make out of the leaves and flowers.