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KNAUTIA macedonica

Commonly known as Macedonian scabious

Clump forming perennial with lyre-shaped leaves at the base and deep purple-red flower heads
Further Reading....

  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - purple red
  • Height - 60-80cm (24-32in)
  • Spread - 45cm (18in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump-forming perennial with slender, branched stems and rosettes of basal leaves 8cm (3in) long. Produces numerous, long-lasting flowerheads 1.5-3cm (½-1¼in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant. Flowers for a long period in summer. Will self-seed.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids
  • Place of origin - Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, southeastern Romania.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving -
  • Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
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60-80cm (24-32in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  45cm (18in)
 

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