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Knautia macedonica 'Thunder and Lightning'

Knautia macedonica 'Thunder and Lightning'

Dwarf Cimson Scabiosus

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'Thunder and Lightning' is a dwarf selection of Crimson Scabious, and brings a new element to a traditional perennial from central Europe.  Wiry branching stems bearing many burgundy red pincushion-like blooms, rise above a mound of grey green foliage edged in white. Ideally suited for dry, moderately fertile soils with excellent drainage.



Hardiness Zone: Zone 5 to Zone 9
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Height: 30 cm to 45 cm
Spread: 40 cm to 50 cm
Soil Requirements: Neutral to alkaline dry sandy soils
Bloom Time Early Summer to Early Fall
Planting Time: Spring to early Summer
Use: Sunny borders, rock gardens cottage gardens, mixed borders, butterfly gardens, cutting gardens
Flower Colour & Shape: 3 to 4 cm wide deep crimson red pincushion-like blooms 
Foliage: Low mounds of slightly lobed light green leaves, with cream yellow to white edges
Benefits: Deer and drought tolerant, long bloom season, attracts butterflies and bees, excellent cut/dried flower

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