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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
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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.  


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