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Scientific Name: Knautia macedonica
Pronunciation: NAW-tee-uh mass-ih-DON-ih-kuh
Common Name: crimson scabiosa
Family Name: Dipsacaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves narrow; flower crimson and appears like a squashed spikey globe.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Open, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Filler, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google
crimson scabiosa
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation:
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblanceolate
Apices: Apiculate
Margins: Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Showy, Red, Magenta
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown, Green
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Not showy, Persistent

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
Plant Care:
Other:staking required
Pest Susceptibility: Drought resistant, Aphids or adelgids
(AGB) Acer Griseum Bed
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