Knautia macedonica Thunder & Lightning

Field Scabiosa

$15.95 ea. (3+ discount) $15.50 ea.

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Plant Code: KNTL

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Dark magenta pincushion flowers atop wiry stems add bold color to captivating variegated foliage of cream and green. Knautia Thunder & Lightning has serrated leaf shapes that provide interesting lightning bolt patterns throughout the mounded clumps.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-15"
Spacing: Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-7   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Rose
Patent: PP21,437
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming

Knautia General Information

Knautia are upright, clump-forming perennials. Avoid too moist (wet feet). This is an excellent choice for the front of the border. Compact size also makes it great for containers. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Knautia Plant Care

Can be divided every 3-4 years in spring. Avoid soil that is compacted or wet in winter. To ensure a supply of flowers, prune oldest stems to the ground to make room for the newer ones. Leave some spent blossoms, birds love the seeds.