June 13th #day13 #30dayswild ‘Scorpion Flower’

When I was identifying this flower I originally thought it was called ‘Devil’s Bit Scabious’ which has to be one of the best plant names I’ve ever heard. After a bit more research I found that its a Scorpion Flower which is still an impressive name but not as good as Devils bit Scabious!

I planted these seeds earlier in the year, they were a mystery packet that I got via a link on the campaigners 38degrees website. I had no idea what would sprout so these purple blooms are a real treat.

I think this is one of my favourite squares so far,I’d originally intended to use beads for the stamens but they were too small to get the needle through so it was back to the old faithful French Knot!