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

Knautia macedonica
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This long blooming perennial has tufts of green foliage that hold aloft airy stems topped with pincushion-like flowers in magenta to burgundy red. A great “see through” plant like Verbena bonariensis, you can plant it in mid border as its height would suggest or you can bring it right to the front where you can see through it to the rest of the garden thus creating a bit of dynamism.

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

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Verbena bonariensis
Echinacea purpurea "'Magnus'"

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