PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Knautia macedonica, Ex. pink
Pincushion flower, Macedonian Scabious (Pink)
Seeds sold out for now
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period June-October
Height 24-36in/60-90cm
Light preference Full sun
Soil preference Any, well-drained
Sowing time/depth February-June, 0.1in/3mm
Masses of very delicate pink, 'pincushion' flowers (very like scabious), about an inch across, on tall, thin, branching stems. This plant has a very long flowering season and is much loved by howerflies and bees. Taller plants may benefit from light support. Please note that a dark-red variety is also grown in the garden so there may possibly be some cross-pollination.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Direct sow, thinly or, for more control, in pots or a seed tray under glass at a temperature of about 70F/21C, moving to individual pots as the plants develop and planting out after all risk of frost.
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