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
Plant Type: Perennial
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
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.
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