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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
description:
Clumps of irregularly lobed leaves and slender branched stems. Numerous long-lasting purple-red flowerheads in mid and late summer, and often into autumn.

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

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Attractive to bees and butterflies.

other notes:
From Rumania and the Balkans.

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