Knautia macedonica

The scabious-like Knautia macedonica flowers as long and hard as almost any plant in my garden and the bees and butterflies LOVE them. More
1 x 9cm plant, for autumn planting 200603-1 £4.95 Delivery late September
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3 x 9cm plants, for autumn planting 200603-3 £11.50 Delivery late September
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The scabious-like Knautia macedonica flowers as long and hard as almost any plant in my garden and the bees and butterflies LOVE them.

Genus Knautia
Group/Species macedonica
Type Perennial
Common Name Macedonian scabious
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 80cm (31in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant out in spring in a sunny position with well-drained soil. Good drainage is essential but add plenty of organic matter on thin, dry soils to help retain moisture. Knautias thrive in a sunny position. Dig a planting hole and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base. Plant and firm in place, water well after planting and during dry spells until established.
Care Tips Leave the seed heads to provide food for birds
Flowering July - September
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Knautia macedonica reviews

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Tina

They grew healthy and strong.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Anne

Nice plant - will improve i subsequent years

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Carol

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Glenis

Strong, healthy plants that bloomed very soon after receipt and were exactly what I wanted.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kathy

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kathy

I had to throw this out, it did flower was was affected by powdery mildew. Even my roses are not affected by this, it was the only plant in my garden to be affected.it did flowerwell,hence three stars.

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Reviewed 11th June 2019 by Helen

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Reviewed 31st May 2019 by Allison

Delighted with the condition of the plants when they arrived. Well packaged and a good size.

Knautia disappointment

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Reviewed 5th June 2018 by Kay Jennings

Lovely healthy plants, growing well, but very disappointed that instead of the expected deep maroon colour pictured, at least four of the six plants are pink.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Hello Kay, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that your plants have not flowered as expected, and will certainly pass this information on to our suppliers, as incorrect flowering is a matter we take very seriously.
If you would like to discuss this further, please don't hesitate to contact us: https://www.sarahraven.com/customer/contact
Best regards,
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 6th June 2018

AMazing Knautia

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Reviewed 22nd May 2018 by Lorna Wildblood

Fantastic success, they get better every year, are beautiful in a mixed border and the insects and bees love them, better still they need minimum attention, would highly recommend

Strong healthy plants, shame about the colour

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Reviewed 21st May 2018 by Kate Levesque

Strong healthy plants which have grown brilliantly however a bit disappointed in the colour which is a mid tone pink rather than the colour pictured!