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Knautia macedonica 'Thunder and Lightning'
Common Name: Crimson Scabious Family: Dipsacaceae (The Teasel Family)

Knautia macedonica 'Thunder and Lightning'
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Fully double, deep magenta, pincushion flowers float above light green leaves edged in creamy white. The unique, variegated foliage has a sturdy, compact and bushy form on plants that are half the height (or less) of the species. Blooms fom early summer to autumn. A dramatic addition to beds, borders and cutting gardens. Large enough for maximum impact in the garden, it is compact enough to be showy in containers. Drought tolerant and deer resistant. A good nectar source for beneficial insects.

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

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourMagenta 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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