Knautia macedonica

Knautia macedonica

Scabious

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Knautia macedonica
  • Common name: Scabious
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 80cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Knautia macedonica

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Succeeds on poor soil, Low maintenance
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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