Knautia macedonica ‘Red Cherries’ seeds – (Pincushion Flower, Scabiosa ‘Red Knight’)

$4.20

This lovely long lasting perennial flowers from late spring to early winter with beautiful rich crimson, densely packed  pincushion pompoms. It is a favorite with gardeners.

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Description

This plant has very bright cherry red pincushion like flowers, which is unusual in border perennials and has a long flowering  season. It continues from late spring  through  autumn and even into early winter. It is one of the very best perennials for borders. It makes a nice neat rounded cushion of leaves and the flowers are held well above the greenery. The flowers are good for cutting. It is an undemanding plant to grow, and will gradually spread to form a good clump.

It is a very popular plant, and is attractive to beneficial insects including bees and butterflies.

Sowing advice
Sow in  late winter, spring and in autumn. Sow in trays or pots, and cover very thinly. Keep the seeds constantly moist and at a temperature of 20 degrees or above. Once germination occurs, keep in cooler conditions.

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Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Red Knight, Scabiosa Rumelica Red Cherries

Family

Dipsacaceae

Maximum Height

60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20