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KNAUTIA mace­donica ‘Thun­der and light­ning’

Knautia is a long-flow­er­ing summer peren­nial. It’s in bloom now and should be un­til Sep­tem­ber, with deep crim­son pin-cush­ion flow­ers, a bit like scabi­ous, at the end of a net­work of stems.

It likes a sunny, well-drained soil and will at­tract bees and but­ter­flies to your gar­den. A lovely cot­tage gar­den plant, ‘Thun­der and Light­ning’ has a creamy var­ie­ga­tion to its leaves.

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