Knautia macedonica

Knautia macedonica

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,
Red
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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