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Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’


‘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.

Common Name: Crimson Scabious

Family: Dipsacaceae (The Teasel Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Burgundy

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Among grasses and other perennials in woods and in scrub.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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