Common Name: Knautia
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Time to plant seeds: March to May
Time to divide plants: March to April
Flowering period: July to September
This is an exceptional plant that looks great in the garden border, complementing silver foliage plants. It is also is ideal for a wildlife garden where the deep purplish-red pincushion-type flowers are very attractive to bees. Grow in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil in full sun.
Looks good with:Monarda didyma
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