Knautia macedonica ‘Red Knight’
RED KNIGHT PINCUSHIONS
Knautia macedonica ‘Red Knight’ has pom pom pincushions of deep crimson-red make sumptuous pops of colour.
And fortunately ‘Red Knight’ is also long, prolific, and continuous blooming, during all the summer & autumn months.
‘Red Knight’ creates a pretty clump of lacy leaves which are decorative even when it is not in flower.
Plus the delightful little pom-poms on the long, clean stems make excellent cut flowers.
So Knautia macedonica ‘Red Knight’ gives generous value in a compact space.
Plant in Full Sun to ½ Shade.
And ‘Red Knight’ can cope with the dappled light and bright shade under trees and shrubs very well, as well as thriving in brighter positions.
It is particularly water-wise, and can manage on limited water.
And it is very hardy in frost, as well as being able to cope with heat.
Hardy little Knautia macedonica ‘Red Knight’ can also tolerate a wide range of soils, as long as they are well drained and not soggy.
And it particularly likes some lime.
Hardy perennial clump.
60cm. H x 30cm. W.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow in punnets indoors at any time / or scatter in garden in winter, spring or autumn.
INDOORS: Sow in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then gently press the seeds to the mix surface, to ensure good contact.
Now barely cover the seeds with grit/mix/sand/vermiculite.
And keep punnet moist in a well-lit position.
Temperatures of 10°C-15°C are best for rapid and optimum germination.
Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days approx.
If seedlings are shy to emerge – then wrap the moist, sown punnet in cling wrap & place in the fridge (not freezer) for 4 weeks.
Then remove from fridge, unwrap punnet & return to well-lit place.
SEED COUNT: 12 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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