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  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Knautia macedonica

knautia

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
2 litre pot £17.99
£17.99
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately-fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Deep crimson, pincushion-like flowers are held high on slender, branched stems from July to September. This popular, airy perennial brings long-lasting colour to a mixed or herbaceous border. It's best planted in a well-drained soil in full sun and supported with twiggy pea sticks, since it has a tendency to sprawl. Although it prefers alkaline soil, it will thrive in neutral soil too. It is also a magnet for bees and butterflies.

  • Garden care: Support with twiggy pea sticks or brushwood well before the flowers appear. Cut down to the ground in autumn. To reduce the possibility of mildew, mulch with well rotted manure or compost in autumn and keep it well watered.
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