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Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midget'
Common Name: Crimson Scabious Family: Dipsacaceae (The Teasel Family)

Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midget'
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'Mars Midget' is a dwarf, clump-forming seed strain of this species that has the same scabiosa-like, ruby-red flower heads (to two inches across) over a long early summer to autumn bloom period but on plants that are half the height of the species (about one and a half feet). Each flower head resembles a rich red, pin cushion atop generally leafless stems. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Among grasses and other perennials in woods and in scrub.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Sedum "'Autumn Fire'"
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