Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midget'

Pincushion Plant

Knautia macedonica ÔMars MidgetÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midget'

Pincushion Plant

More compact than the species, this extremely long blooming perennial requires very little maintenance to thrive. Ruby red, pincushion-like flowers are produced on wiry stems continuously all season. It may self-seed which is favorable since this perennial is short-lived. Great in containers and landscapes.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 8
  • Height: 12-18"
  • Spread: 12-18"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Fall, Late Summer, Mid-Fall, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Red Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 8
  • Height: 12-18"
  • Spread: 12-18"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Fall, Late Summer, Mid-Fall, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Red Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Low
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes