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Knautia macedonica (Macedonian Scabious, Knautia)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Cerise Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Knautia macedonica Description

This herbaceous perennial suites naturalistic planting in full sun, where it can be planted in drifts among other herbs and grasses. Knautia produces attractive deep pink blossom through out the summer and will attract butterflies, being well suited to wild gardens.

Knautia macedonica - Cultivation Notes

Knuatia will tolerate in any fertile soil that is reasonably well drained, and ideally slightly alkaline, tolerating chalky soils. It prefers full sun for a really good display of summer blossom.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Knautia macedonica:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Knautia macedonica:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

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View other herbaceous flowers with cerise flowers, or herbaceous flowers with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Nautea, Nuatia, Knautea Nortea

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