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Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’, photo courtesy of Doreen L. Wynja
Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’, photo courtesy of Doreen L. Wynja

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Zones 2-10, 14-24
Full Sun
Regular Water

Knautia macedonica

Perennials, Flowers


These mid-height perennials are covered with pincushion flowers in summer. Basal leaves are barely lobed, but those on upper stems are deeply divided. These undemanding meadowplants are at home in cottage gardens, wild gardens, perennial borders, and roadside plantings. Cut flowers are good for fresh or dried arrangements.

Knautia macedonica

From central Europe. To 1 1/2–3 ft. high and as wide. Deep purplish red flower heads bloom from early summer to fall. Reseeds manageably. ‘Mars Midget’, to 16 in. high, is more upright and has crimson flowers. Melton Pastels grow 1 1/2–3 ft. or higher,1 1/2 ft. wide. Flower heads in tones of blue, mauve, pink, rose, salmon-pink, and crimson from late spring to fall.

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