Macedonian scabious

Knautia macedonica

Macedonian scabious - Knautia macedonica

Common Name: Macedonian scabious
Genus: Knautia
Species: macedonica

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

This herbaceous perennial has Scabious-like flowers. The flowers are deep red/purple and last for a long period during summer, they are also attractive to bees, making Knautia macedonica a good choice for a wildlife garden. The leaves of this plant mainly grow around the base and are divided. The flowers are carried on tall flower stems.



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