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Knautia macedonica


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Knautia macedonica

Plant details

Knautia macedonica is a popular perennial, bearing crimson, pincushion-like flowers on slender, branched stems from July to September. It's perfect for using to fill gaps in a sunny border and looks particularly good when combined with silver-leaved plants, and also works well in wildflower meadow schemes. It's a magnet for bees and butterflies.

Grow Knautia macedonica in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil in full sun. It may need staking as it has a tendency to sprawl.

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


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.


i love this 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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