Scientific Name: Knautia macedonica
Common Name: crimson scabious
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Open, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Filler, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Pubescent, Oblanceolate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Umbel, Magenta, Red, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Achene, Green, Brown, Jul-Aug, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves narrow; heads with many crimson florets, appears squashed globe.