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!
Best sown in spring.
Basal cuttings are best taken in spring.
Chalk, Loam, Sand
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