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Mars Midget Scabious

Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midget'

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Mars Midget Scabious (Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midget') at Tagawa Gardens

Mars Midget Scabious flowers

Mars Midget Scabious flowers

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Description:

This beautiful summer long bloomer forms a compact mound of grey-green leaves bearing lovely ruby red button flowers that open in succession over several months, removing spent blooms promotes new blooms; terrific for edging sunny borders or in containers

Ornamental Features

Mars Midget Scabious features airy ruby-red pincushion flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mars Midget Scabious is an open herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mars Midget Scabious is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Mars Midget Scabious will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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