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Knautia macedonica


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.

Common Name: Crimson Scabious

Family: Dipsacaceae (The Teasel Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

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

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