Klasea bulgarica

Bulgarian Saw-wort

Plant Type:


Klasea bulgarica (aka Serratula bulgarica) - White thistle-like flowers open on branched stems in summer atop a bold, imposing perennial. Large leaves are glossy serrated lances in gray-green. Fairly attractive seed heads decorate the stems in autumn. The Bulgarian Saw-wort will be well-employed in the larger perennial border, in a meadow garden, with grasses and late season composites. Klasea bulgarica will be a pollinator magnet - all manner of bees, butterflies and other nectar lovers will hone in on this fine plant. Though we have this gorgeous perennial listed as hardy in USDA zones 6 to 8 we are uncertain as this is not commonly found or employed in American gardens; in that, we would not be surprised to find it hardy in zone 5 and at the opposite spectrum into 9; but we don't know. Full sun in average to fertile, draining soil. Established potted perennial from seed or division.


66-78 in




(5?)6 to 8(9?)
What is my hardiness zone?
Item Description Price  
KLASEB Klasea bulgarica (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Klasea bulgarica

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Grass Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Cutting Garden
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Accent

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Average


  • Eastern Europe

Propagated By

  • By Seed / Potted