Devil's bit scabious. A UK native of damp grassland with domed deep lavender scabious flowers seen in late summer/autumn. It is tolerant of drier sites however and can be used in any reasonable soil in sun or semi-shade. Height 40cm. The food plant of the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and the Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth. Also good for bees, hoverflies and other butterflies.