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Knautia macedonica

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

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B and T World Seeds' reference number: 38706

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Knautia macedonica is cold hardy
USDA Zone:4 -30° to -20°F   (-34.5° to -29°C)
Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: PURPLE-RED in pincushion heads, very long season
Fruit: achenes with eliasomes (ant handles)
Foliage: lyrate, basal, - slowly spreading plants
Height, in meters: 1.2
Height, in feet: 3.96
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Synonyms (alternative names) for Knautia macedonica:
Scabiosa lyrophylla, Scabiosa rumelica, Scabiosa rumellica, 

Common names for Knautia macedonica:

Macedonian Knapweed,  Macedonischer Skabiose,  Macedonischer Witwenblume,  Mazedonische Witwenblume,  Red Cherries,  Red Knight, 


Knautia macedonica is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
45:   Bee and Butterfly Attracting also Honey and Pollen Plant Seeds
77:   Central European Native and Introduced Plants
362:  Dipsacaceae
952:   Wholesale Selection


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Germination guide for Knautia macedonica

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Knautia macedonica seeds will usually germinate in 10-21 days.
Sow Knautia macedonica seeds about 6mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix.

Best sown in situ Thin to 15cm


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