Knautia macedonica Melton Pastels
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers neutral to alkaline soils. Locate in areas protected from wind. Promptly remove spent flowers to promote additional bloom. Plants perform best in climates with cool summer nights. Species plants in particular often struggle in the heat and humidity of the deep South where tall stems tend to twist and flop in the heat of the summer. Sold in gallon container.
Knautia macedonica is an upright, clump-forming, somewhat short-lived perennial which typically grows 1.5-2' tall. Features deep purplish-red, domed, scabiosa-like flower heads (to 1.5" across) atop slender, branching stems. Deep green leaves are lightly lobed at the base of the plant, but deeply divided higher up. Long early summer to fall bloom period. Good fresh cut or dried flower.
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 3.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: July to September
Bloom Description: Pastel shades of red, pink, and mauve
Sun: Full sun
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Landscape Uses: Mass in borders, cottage gardens, meadows or naturalized areas.
$12.00 Regular Price