Lesser Knapweed is a perennial species with a thistle-like purple flower head. Traditionally found in old meadows and roadsides, Lesser Knapweed flowers from June-September and reaches a height between 15 - 60cms. Lesser Knapweed is also found in our Traditional Irish Native Wildflower Mix Greater Knapweed and Common Knapweed species are included in our Butterfly and Bee 100% Wildflower Seed Mix
- Perfect for pollinators, creating habitats and food for a wide range of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Species lifecycle: Perennial
Sowing rate: 1.5-3g per square meter
Access to light: Requires good access to light
- Optimal sowing period: March to June or August to October
- Flowering Period: May to September
- Species included: Lesser Knapweed only
The wildflowers included in this mixture support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and are recommended by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) as ‘Plants for Pollinators’.