HELLO, I WILL BE AWAY FROM THE 27TH NOVEMBER TO THE 4 DECEMBER. ALL ORDERS FROM THIS PEROID WILL BE POSTED ON THE 4-5 DECEMBER.Succisa pratensis 'Devil's Bit Scabious'
Dipsacaceae: upright perennial to 75cm with hairy or hairless stems. Found growing on damp grassland, in woodland and marshes. The striking flowers are a pinkish lilac to violet-blue with projecting anthers, in dense, domed terminal heads. The leaves are spoon-shaped at the base of the plant, but narrow on the steam. Widespread and common throughout. Native to Europe, including Britain, south and east from Norway to North Africa, Siberia and the Caucasus.
The young shoots can be eaten raw; the tender young shoots are sometimes added to spring salads. The herb is anthelmintic, demulcent, depurative, slightly diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, mildly expectorant, febrifuge and stomachic. It makes a useful tea for the treatment of coughs, fevers and internal inflammations and is also a popular application externally to eczema and other cutaneous eruptions. A tincture of the plant is a gentle but reliable treatment for bruises, aiding quick re-absorption of the blood pigment. The whole herb is collected in early autumn and dried for later use. Good results have been achieved by using a distilled water from the plant as an eye lotion to treat conjunctivitis.
The Devil's-bit Scabious provides nectar for hoverflies, bees and butterflies, and is famously the larval food plant of the rare marsh fritillary.
Seeds are best sown in the autumn. Easy.
APPROX. 200+ SEEDS
Every order will receive a free packet of seeds as a thank you!
I have had to remove all listings of poisonous plants, which include the nightshade family, and monkshoods. All these plants and more are still available from my store:
ORDERS MAY BE DELAYED TWO OR THREE DAYS DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS, SO PLEASE BE PATIENT!
ORDERS MADE BETWEEN MARCH - MAY COULD BE DELAYED UP TO A WEEK. THIS IS A VERY BUSY TIME FOR ANYONE ONE IN THIS BUSINESS.
IF YOU ARE THE IMPATIENT TYPE PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE!
I LIVE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM NOT THE USA, SO ORDERS WILL TAKE 2-4 WEEKS.
Due to customs issues I do not ship to Brazil!
SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK, I AM STOPPING THE REFUNDING OF LOST ITEMS TO THESE COUNTRIES!!!
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PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK FOR SEEDS THAT HAVE BEEN LOST IN THE POST, THIS IS NOT MY FAULT AND COMPLETELY OUT OF MY CONTROL, SIMPLY LET ME KNOW AND I WILL HAPPILY RECTIFY THE PROBLEM!