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Knautia macedonica (Melton Pastels) 9cm x 3
Knautia macedonica (Melton Pastels) 9cm x 3
Knautia macedonica (Melton Pastels) 9cm x 3
Knautia macedonica (Melton Pastels) 9cm x 3
Knautia macedonica (Melton Pastels) 9cm x 3
Knautia macedonica (Melton Pastels) 9cm x 3

Knautia macedonica (Melton Pastels) 9cm x 3

A tall and willowy herbaceous perennial, Knautia macedonica has furry, lance-like leaves at its base topped with a succession of pastel-coloured flower-heads 3-4cm across, from mid-summer.The gorgeous… Read more
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A tall and willowy herbaceous perennial, Knautia macedonica has furry, lance-like leaves at its base topped with a succession of pastel-coloured flower-heads 3-4cm across, from mid-summer.The gorgeous pincushion-like flowers are held high on airy stems from July to September and this popular hardy perennial makes a densely flowering border plant which always generates attention with its blooms in shades of pink mauve and purple. Long-lasting and colourful, Knautia will add highlights to a mixed or herbaceous border and is a good plant for a wildlife garden, attracting a host of pollinating insects as well as birds who are attracted to its seed heads.
PLANT FEATURES
  • Height:100 cm
  • Spread:50 cm
  • RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Perfect In Pots
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Winter Hardy
  • Cut Flower
  • Easy To Grow
  • Wildlife Friendly
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

Dead heading will prolong summer flowering; however, you can leave the seed heads in place to enhance the look of it and provide food for birds.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Knautia Macedonian scabious:

  • Best planted in a well-drained soil in full sun, Knautia does have a tendency to grow rather laxly so appreciates a little support from other plants or pea sticks.
  • Well-drained soil is essential and add plenty of humus to poor soils to retain moisture. Remember to allow plenty of room for growth as these scabious may reach a metre or so in height.
  • Water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Dig a planting hole and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

 

Aftercare Advice for scabious:

  • Keep newly planted scabious well-watered until established .
  • Give plants a dressing of fish blood and bone in the autumn.
  • Support with twiggy pea sticks or similar support before the flowers appear.
  • Mulch with well-rotted manure or compost in autumn and keep well-watered.

 

Pruning Advice for Knautia:

  • Prune some of the oldest stems back to the ground when they have reached more than a metre, leaving later ones intact.
  • When the newer stems start to flower, take out more to make room for them.
  • Cut down to the ground in autumn.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

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Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

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Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

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Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Easy

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Yes

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Plugs

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Height 10-20cm

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Easy

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Yes

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Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
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