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Knautia macedonica

Knautia

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Rob Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (34556)

Plant details

This is an exceptional plant that looks great in the garden border, complementing silver foliage plants. It is also is ideal for a wildlife garden where the deep purplish-red pincushion-type flowers are very attractive to bees. Grow in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil in full sun.

Family: Dipsacaceae

Genus: Knautia

Species: macedonica

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 80cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: July to September


Reader reviews

gardener44

Would you please tell me if i need to cut down my Knautia Macedonica after flowering or do i just leave it to die down on it's own ?. Many thanks.


weejenny

i love this plant.you could leave it as its self seeded in my garden which i dont mind, ive got the melton pastels as well which is a mauve colour


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