Knautia

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Knautia macedonica
Common Name: Knautia
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Time: July to September
Height: 18-24 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun
Soil Conditions: Average well-drained soil
Flower Color: Red
Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
Special Characteristics:
  • Long summer bloomer
  • Does best in alkaline soil and in locations protected by the wind
  • Use for cut flowers, fresh or dried
  • Spent flowers turn into seed heads which can be left to provide food for birds or be deadheaded to encourage more blooms
  • If plant becomes too aggressive, prune the oldest stems to the ground
  • Good for fresh cutting or for dried flowers