Knautia Melton Pastels
A fabulous floriferous display of deep red and pink pincushion like flowers from mid summer, attracting bees and butterflies.
Month Available: May
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Pink
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees and Butterflies
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Summer
Plant Type: Perennial
Main Attribute: Summer flowering.
Height / Spread: 75cm x 50cm (30in x 20in)
These are lovely mixed into a garden border, I always support them with pea sticks before flowering so the support is hidden but the flowers are supported.
Where to Plant: Patio pots, Borders
Pests and Diseases: Powdery Mildew.
Plant Care: To prolong the flowering display, remove any dead flower heads.
Care and Time: Medium - summer
Benefits: Flowers are long lasting, clump forming growth habit.
History: Knautia can be annuals or perennials, and are sometimes confused with Scabiosa, which also have pin cushion flowers.
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