Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–July 2011

Although this is probably the best time of year bloom-wise in my garden, I’m only going to share one. Why? Because this plant NEVER stops blooming. Annie’s Annual’s describes the Knautia macedonica as “one of the longest blooming plants.” In my garden it never takes a break. It’s not fussy, keeps going without deadheading and the bees just love it. I’m very happy with its placement next to the chartreuse foilage of the Santolina ‘Lemon Fizz,’ because even on a cloudy morning (and we get many of those here on the coast) it positively glows.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day was created by Carol and is hosted over at her May Dreams garden blog. Hop on over to Carol’s blog to check out flowery goodness from around the gardening blogsphere for the month of July.

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7 comments for “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–July 2011

  1. at 1:11 pm


    what a lovely plant combination yellow and chocolate, great!

  2. at 1:29 pm

    Hi Kat, Thanks for the info about knautia macedonia. I don’t know this plant but will have to look for it. I garden in the central valley of California but also at our coastal vacation home on the central coast. (Cambria)
    I hope it’s deer proof!

  3. at 3:02 pm

    That is a wonderful combination! Love it.
    Happy GBBD 🙂

  4. Kat
    at 3:06 pm

    Noel and Christine, thanks for stopping by. Happy GBBD to you as well.

    Dorothy although I don’t have any personal experience with its deer resistance, it is listed on Annie’s Annuals deer resistant list so I think you are in luck. If you click on the link to Annie’s you can read more about it.

  5. at 10:06 am

    I have this exact same Knautia and I love it. It looks like it’s takin’ a breather right now, but I cut it back and will see if it sends up more blooms.

    • Kat
      at 11:57 am

      Thanks for stopping by Monica. It’s sad that more growers don’t grow this amazing little plant. People need to know just how cool it is.

  6. at 4:03 pm

    Wow, thanks for showing us not only this featured plant, Knautia Macedonica, but the combination!

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