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Knautia Macedonica Mars Midget

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Masses of burgundy pincushion flowers

A compact cultivar for smaller borders

Loved by pollinating insects

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This cultivar of Knautia macedonica has all the best attributes  of its relative but in a smaller, more manageable package. ‘Mars Midget’ has the same pincushion, burgundy flowers produced copiously from early summer to autumn. The nectar-rich flowers are held on the end of slender, swaying stalks, giving it an airy, informal look. But instead of its sprawly cousin, it forms a low, rounded mound which is much better suited to smaller borders. Great for pollinators and wildlife gardens. Height and Spread 45cm (18”).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardenswildlife gardenscut flower garden

full sun

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2 x 1 Litre Potted Plants (T64291P)
1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (KA5669)
1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KA4409)
1 x 2 Litre Potted Plant (KF6204)
1 x 9cm potted plant (KF7917)
3 x 9cm potted plants (KF7918)

Grow Knautia in borders in full sun. Field scabious prefers a well-drained, alkaline or neutral soil and is particularly suitable for chalky garden soils.
Water Knautia plants regularly until fully established. Deadhead faded field scabious flowers to prolong blooming. In autumn, cut back old stems to just above ground level to make way for new growth in the spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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