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Knautia macedonica

Knautia macedonica is from the Caprifoliaceae family of plants. It is also known as Scabiosa Rumelica, Crimson Scabious, or Macedonian Scabious. Knautia macedonica is a herbaceous perennial. It is native to Central Europe. Knautia macedonica is named after Christian Knaut (1656-1716), a German botanist.

Knautia macedonica
Knautia macedonica

Knautia macedonica can grow up to 90cm or 3ft tall. It is easy to grow and maintain. It has pinnately lobed basal leaves. The Knautia macedonica flowers are crimson. They look like pincushions, they appear on slender stems. It flowers in the summer. Deadhead flowers for additional flowers.

Grow Knautia macedonica in the sun. Plant it in moderately fertile, moist, soil. It prefers slightly alkaline soil that is well-drained. Propagate by seed or basal cuttings. Knautia macedonica can self-seed. It prefers a cool summer night.

Flower stems can be cut down after the flowering season. Knautia macedonica is generally disease-free. Watch out for aphids. Knautia macedonica attracts bees, birds, and butterflies.

Knautia macedonica
Knautia macedonica at Kew Garden, London, UK

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