Knautia macedonica

Knautia macedonica

Photo/Illustration: 
Colleen Fitzpatrick
Photo/Illustration: 
Colleen Fitzpatrick
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(Knautia macedonica)
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Synonyms:  Scabiosa rumelica
Genus:  Knautia
This clump-forming perennial reaches 2 to 3 feet in height and nearly as wide. Small but long-lasting wine-red pincushion-like flowers form on slender stems. The rosettes of pinnatifid basal leaves overwinter.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Very drought tolerant. Attractive to bees.
Care:  Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, alkaline soil.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring, or take basal cuttings in spring.
Problems:  Prone to aphids.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower,
Red Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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