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Knautia macedonica

Knautia macedonica Photo/Illustration: Colleen Fitzpatrick

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Knautia macedonica NOT-ee-ah mass-eh-DON-ih-kah 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.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower; Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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