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

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers

Plant Type: Perennial

Hardy: Fully

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

Warning: None

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.

EU Rights: N/A

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