The tall airy Macedonian scabious is a big bold perennial that originates from Central Europe. This long blooming perennial has burgundy, rose or purple-red flowers that are clustered tightly together in a dome-shaped head that resembles a pincushion. These appear on long tall stems that rise from a basal clump of deeply lobed green leaves.
The flowers appear in summer and are attractive to butterflies. They will re-bloom if spent flowers are removed.
Grow this tough and adaptable perennial in full sun and average well-drained soil. It can withstand short periods of drought and requires little maintenance though plants may occasionally need staking. Its blooms are nice for cutting and look pretty in wild informal borders.
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Genus - Knautia
Species - Macedonica
Common name - Macedonian Scabious
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 9
Height - 0,60 - 0,90 m
Spread - 0,45 - 0,60 m
Plant type - Perennial flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Clay, loam, sand
Water requirements - Average water, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Dried Flower / Everlasting, Cutflower, Mixed Border
Bloom season - July - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Burgundy, red
Sow from February to May inside in trays of seed compost or outside after the last danger of frost. Also it is possible to sow from July to September outside.
Sow on moist soil, cover lightly with fine soil or vermiculite, firm gently, keep moist.
Seedlings appear in 14-35 days.
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