Macedonian Scabious

Knautia macedonica

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by Ram-Man (CC-BY-SA-3.0)
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Knautia macedonica is a herbaceous perennial species that grows to an average height of 75cm. Foliage is lobed on the stems and more deeply lobed in a pinnate style on the basal leaves. Deep red, showy flowers are produced on vertical stems, these are around 3-4cm wide and spherical in shape. Commonly known as Macedonian scabious, this species flowers in mid-summer. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Seed

Best sown in spring.

Cuttings

Basal cuttings are best taken in spring.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Central Europe.

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Dipsacaceae

Flower colour

Red

Related Problems

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