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Knautia macedonica (Macedonian scabious)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Knautia macedonica

Other names

Macedonian scabious

Genus

Knautia Knautia

Species

K. macedonica - K. macedonica is an upright, clump-forming herbaceous perennial with slender, branched, leafy stems, pinnately lobed basal leaves and a profusion of long-lasting, dark red flowerheads in summer.


Knautia macedonica is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Spreading

Flower

Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Knautia macedonica (Macedonian scabious) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Prairie planting, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in a moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Knautia macedonica

Other names

Macedonian scabious

Genus

Knautia Knautia

Species

K. macedonica - K. macedonica is an upright, clump-forming herbaceous perennial with slender, branched, leafy stems, pinnately lobed basal leaves and a profusion of long-lasting, dark red flowerheads in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Knautia macedonica (Macedonian scabious) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Prairie planting, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in a moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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