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Knautia macedonica 'Thunder and Lightning'

#PP21437

Also called Variegated Scabiosa


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Knautia macedonica 'Thunder and Lightning' - Knautia - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Knautia macedonica 'Thunder and Lightning' (PP21437)

  • Small ruby-red, pincushion-like flowers
  • Lengthy bloom time when deadheaded
  • Leaves are creamy-yellow with a white margin
  • Leaf shapes vary throughout the plant
  • Approximately half the size of the species
  • Bloom Time: June to frost

Zone:

4

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Red

Knautia Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. Removing spent flowers will help extend bloom time and improve overall appearance. Knautia can struggle with midsummer heat and humidity. Generally a short-lived perennial, but will self-seed in optimum, growing conditions.  

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Knautia macedonica 'Thunder and Lightning' (PP21437) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer
Fall

Habit

Compact
Mounding

Foliage Color

White
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Border/edging