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 CharacteristicsVery drought tolerant. Attractive to bees.
CareGrow in moderately fertile, well-drained, alkaline soil.
PropagationSow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring, or take basal cuttings in spring.
ProblemsProne to aphids.
- Genus : Knautia
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Light : Full Sun
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Red
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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