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Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’
Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’
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Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’

Dwarf Crimson Scabious

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.299.130

A compact selection of this summer-long bloomer. It forms a low mound of grey-green leaves, bearing small ruby-red button flowers that open in succession over several months. Terrific for edging the sunny border, also great in containers or the rock garden. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Plants may be short-lived but will generally self seed if the mother plant fails to come back. This is one of the few truly red perennials that flowers for most of the season. Looks particularly good with silver leaved companions.

Further details for
Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.