Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Knautia macedonica Thunder & Lightning (Pincushion Flower)

This charming perennial features large round pincushion-like flowers bearing raspberry-purple petals and white stamens atop tall thin stems and foliage of lightly lobed, light green and creamy-white variegated leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early-summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Continuous blooms
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PP21437