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Knautia macedonica ‘Thunder and Lightning’


Scabious

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.299.170


A terrific long-blooming perennial for any well-drained sunny area. This new variegated selection forms a low mound of light green leaves outlined in creamy-white. Tall and branching, wiry stems bear loads of small, reddish-purple pincushion flowers throughout the early summer and into the fall. Compact like K. ‘Mars Midget’. Great in containers and tubs. Attractive to butterflies. Though sometimes said to be short lived, if the plants have excellent drainage in winter they will live for many years. Self-sown seedlings often appear and can be easily moved to a new location while still small. USPP#21437: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Knautia macedonica ‘Thunder and Lightning’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
  Red
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Light Green
  Variegated
  White
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Spread
   40-50 cm
   16-20 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Knautia macedonica ‘Thunder and Lightning’


Scabious

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.299.170


A terrific long-blooming perennial for any well-drained sunny area. This new variegated selection forms a low mound of light green leaves outlined in creamy-white. Tall and branching, wiry stems bear loads of small, reddish-purple pincushion flowers throughout the early summer and into the fall. Compact like K. ‘Mars Midget’. Great in containers and tubs. Attractive to butterflies. Though sometimes said to be short lived, if the plants have excellent drainage in winter they will live for many years. Self-sown seedlings often appear and can be easily moved to a new location while still small. USPP#21437: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Knautia macedonica ‘Thunder and Lightning’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
  Red
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Light Green
  Variegated
  White
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Spread
   40-50 cm
   16-20 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.