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Knautia dipsacifolia

Wood scabious

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Features

  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPurple red blue
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Knautia dipsacifolia (Wood scabious). This species is a stalked clump perennial herb with pinnately lobed medium green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Russia to N.Africa

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You should grow in well-drained moderately fertile soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring or take basal cuttings in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids.

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