One of the few red-flowering perennials to bloom for the whole season. This small crimson-red pincushion flowers throughout the summer and into autumn.

Native to the damp grasslands, woodlands, meadows, and rocky areas in Europe. It was formerly known as Scabiosa rumelica. It prefers neutral to alkaline soils and thrives in climates with cool summer nights. Species plants may tend to struggle in heat and humidity of the deep south where tall stems tend to twist and flop.This bloom features a deep purplish-red, domed, scabiosa-like flower heads atop slender branching stems that also helps attract pollinators.

Botanical Name Knautia macedonica
Common Name pincushion
Family Caprifoliaceae
USDA Zone 5 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall
Height and Spread 1.5-2ft x 1.5-2ft (45-60cm x 45-60cm)
Flower Color Red-Burgundy
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Native to Europe.
Location in Lurie Garden Southwest Dark Plate, North Dark Plate

Average Flowering Time