Knautia macedonica 'Red Knight' / Macedonian Scabious / Seeds

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Knautia macedonica 'Red Knight' / Macedonian Scabious / Seeds

Beautiful densely-flowering plant of strong cherry red double flowers.  Great border plant, growing up to 120 cm in height, and also good for cut flowers.  Plants have a ong flowering season from May to November. 


Knautia likes a sunny position in well drained soil.  The plants attract butterflies.

 

Pack of 30 seeds.  Sow from late winter to early summer.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.  Early sowings flower in the first year.


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Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial (RHS Hardiness H7)
Flowers May to July
Height 120 cm
Spread 20 - 50cm
Conditions  Sun and well drained neutral to alkaline soil
Sow

Sow from late winter to early autumn.  Sow in 1-2mm of seed compost.  Cover with a plastic lid/bag until germination, which takes 2 4 weeks at 21-24C.  Transplant seedlings into pots when they are big enough to handle and then out into the garden about 40cm apart in a well-drained sunny spot.  

Grow Early sowings may flower in the first year.  Deadhead to encourage more flowers.  Remove old flower stems in the autumn.    Basal cuttings take well in spring to early summer.