pincushion ‘Mars Midget’

Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midgit’ (pincushion ‘Mars Midget’) is a dwarf, clump-forming knautia seed strain that features domed, scabiosa-like, ruby-red flower heads over the long early summer to autumn bloom period.

It features deep purplish-red, domed, scobiosa-like flower heads atop slender, branching stems. Deep green leaves are lightly lobed at the base of the plant, but deeply divided higher up. They are good fresh cut or dried flower. ‘Mars Midget’ is noted for its dwarfing habit, typically producing thin, branching stems rising to only 16″ (species plants grow 20-30″ tall).

Botanical Name Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’
Common Name pincushion ‘Mars Midget’
Family Caprifoliaceae
USDA Zone 5 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall
Height and Spread 1-1.5ft x 1-1.5ft (30-45cm x 30-45cm)
Flower Color Red-Burgundy
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Cultivated Form of a Plant Native to Europe
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate, Southwest Dark Plate

Average Flowering Time