Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels' / Macedonian Scabious / Seeds

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Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels' / Macedonian Scabious / Seeds

A lovely densely-flowering plant with strong stalks of cherry, salmon and almost-blue pin cushion flowers.  This is a great border plant, growing up to 120 cm in height, and also good for cut flowers. 

Knautia flowers from May to July and right on to the last frost if deadheaded.  Plants prefer
 a sunny position in well drained soil.


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

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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 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.