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Knautia macedonica
Knautia macedonica
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Knautia macedonica

Crimson Scabious

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.299.100

A seldom-encountered species, forming a bushy clump of grey-green foliage at the base. Upright stems bear loads of small crimson-red pincushion flowers throughout the summer and into autumn, one of the few red-flowering perennials to bloom for the whole season. Crimson Scabious is especially useful in warm summer regions, growing well in well-drained sunny sites and most useful in containers or tubs. Plants may be short-lived but will generally self seed each year. Combines beautifully with silver foliage. Attractive to butterflies. Flowers are occasionally soft pink.

Further details for
Knautia macedonica

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
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.