Knautia macedonica

4 06 2011

I think this might be the ‘Egyptian Rose’ cultivar, although the label at Green Spring Gardens didn’t identify it as such. Because it is closely related to the Scabiosa, it has been called Macedonian Scabious or Scarlet Pincushion Flower. This herbaceous perennial wildflower begins blooming in late spring and if deadheaded regularly, it can bloom until frost. Knautia prefers full sun but will bloom in light shade and may self-seed and naturalize.

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2 responses

5 06 2011

While I do like having the dark red color of Knautia macedonia (I don’t know what cultivar is in your pic), It gets a little too “floppy” in the garden. Again, nice macro.

5 06 2011

I think they are such a pretty flower. I love the color you have in your garden.

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