Knautia macedonica Seeds...Seed from Old Fashioned Pincushion Flower
Height: 18" to 24"
Spread: 10" to 12"
Bloom time: Late Spring through Autumn
Light: Full sun or part shade
Soil: Average to Rich
Maintenance: For best flowering results, remove spent flowers and fertilize regularly.
Other info: Plants will bloom the first year from seed. The flowers are actually pretty small, only an inch. But they are still very attractive and numerous on a well kept plant.
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|Germination: Slightly difficult. Start indoors 10-12 weeks prior to last spring frost. Sow seed in container on surface of good seed starting mix. Cover seeds with mix. Moisten. Place container inside a sandwich baggie and in a location at 68-70°F for one week. Then place container in refrigerator for 30 days, then move container to a location at 68-70°F where germination should begin in 10-30 days. Alternatively: place container in a sheltered location outdoors in late winter to early spring, checking for germination as weather warms. (It appears this seed germinates best after cold treatment, but then with fluctuating temperatures.)
1) Knautia macedonica at All Things Plants
2) Knautia at Missouri Botanical Garden
3) Knautia in Wikipedia
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