Wildflower that looks more like scabiosa than fellow knautias to me - but it holds its pincushion flowers up on taller stems. Nice.
||average garden soil
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Chris Maciel||May 11, 2008||It's great finding someone like you who likes to share his garden. For me, it's specially helpful that you show a wide view of the area where any particular plant is growing as it helps to know where to use a plant, always a question. Your photographs are very good and the identification of the plants always proper.
|Mike||Nov 23, 2009||Nice looking plant- flower looks like Monarda villosa, but it is considered a regional noxious weed in British Columbia. One plant can produce 2000 seeds! http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/cropprot/weedguid/scabious.htm
I included the link so gardeners can see what other common plants also have invasive tendancies.
Thanks for the reference, Mike. It's funny how things vary regionally - this plant has expired from our garden, so it was none too vigorous around here...
|Missy||Jul 18, 2012||I transplanted Knautia seedlings and they are growing so slow. Only about 6 inches tall after 3 months. Is that normal? Will they bloom this season?|
Yes, that's perfectly normal. They won't bloom this year, but should grow robustly and bloom next spring/summer.
- Seed from '02 trade. Baggy 70F (70%G, 7-16d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (30%G, 10-28d)
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