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Knautia Thunder and Lightning

Flashy foliage and flowers.

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The variegated foliage is just part of the package, from summer to autumn it is topped with striking, pincushion, burgundy blooms (2-3cm across) which last well in a vase. A great choice for cottage gardens.

The soft green to cream leaves have a deeper green, lightning bolt pattern flashing across. Their deeply divided (pinnatifid) leaves add fantastic texture the garden. This combination creates quote a show.

Plant Knautia ‘Thunder and Lightning’ in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. Choose a sunny spot for the best variegation. A great filler for the garden, and also impressive in containers. Easy care and dry tolerant, plus the butterflies and bees love the blooms.

Code

KNMTL

Botantical name

Knautia macedonica

Height

30-45cm

Width

40-50cm

Flowers

Summer to autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

2