Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels' Plant - Streambank Gardens

Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels' Plants

  • $ 9.95

An easy to grow perennial, knautia, is a long blooming plant with unique pincushion shaped flowers.  The cultivar mix, 'Melton Pastels', is a range of colors from vibrant cherry, soft pinks, and light blues.  The deep green foliage is serrate and has large white veins.  Strong bloom stalks give way to to numerous flowers for a long duration in summer.  Will bloom until frost if occasionally sheared.  Drought tolerant.  Great plant for mass planting and incorporating into the mixed border.
Bloom Time: May-September
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type/pH: Well-drained/6.0-7.0
Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Fertilizer: If using compost apply an 1" at planting time and side dress annually in late fall or early spring.  If using a granular fertilizer, we recommend organic formulations, apply an all purpose formula in early spring annually.  It is only recommended to use liquid fertilizers when the growth is slow, and this is not normally needed. 
Container Size: 4.5" Pot

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