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botanical name:
Knautia macedonica
Knautia macedonica © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Scabiosa rumelica
family:  Dipsacaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.70m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Clumps of irregularly lobed leaves and slender branched stems. Numerous long-lasting purple-red flowerheads in mid and late summer, and often into autumn.

Well drained, moderately fertile, preferably alkaline soil in full sun. Dislikes very wet conditions. May self seed freely in suitable conditions.

From seed.

Attractive to bees and butterflies.

other notes:
From Rumania and the Balkans.

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