Knautia Mars Midget

Rich plum crimson pincushion like flowers bloom in abundance throughout summer, attracting both bees and butterflies.

Month Available: May

Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous

Flower Colour: Red

Suitable For Wildlife: Bees

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: 60cm x 30cm (24in x 12in)

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: A dwarf variety of Knautia, which has similar sized flowers to the traditional Knautia, being 5cm in diameter. Very attractive to bees.

History: Introduced in 2002 by Jelitto Seeds, ho have been introducing new and improved perennials by 1957.

EU Rights: N/A

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