The pincushion-like flowers of knautia are a striking reddish-purple color. They are carried on slender branched stems that weave gracefully among nearby plants. Knautia is ideal for cottage or wild gardens as well as more formal sites. It thrives in well-drained, alkaline soil.
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 2-3 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 1-2 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Cut Flowers,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Easy to Grow
Summer-Blooming Front Yard Cottage Garden Plan
The shrubby growth and cut silver foliage of 'Powis Castle' artemisia makes a fine foil for the deep purplish head of knautia in full sun.Phlox
The pure-white flowers of 'David' phlox highlight knautia's subtle hue toward the end of summer.False sunflower
False sunflower's single, deep golden-yellow flowers light up the less vibrant flowers of knautia, providing an exciting partnership.
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