Knautia macedonica 'Red Knight'
Ideal Sun Conditions:
Perennial with lyre shaped leaves, similar in appearance to scabiosa, native to central Europe. In fact, it's synonym is Scabiosa rumelica. Deep purple red pincushion-like flowers. Knautia macedonica may suffer from our alkaline soil if not well amended with compost and well drained. Will reseed some. Has a pleasant wild look. Popular with nectar feeding insects. Deadheading doesn’t seem to be necessary.
Use in Garden
Sun, sun/part shade location near the front of a medium water-use border. For use in a red garden.
Topdress with 1 inch of compost in spring and fall.