This is a large-growing perennial best used towards the back of a sunny border. Plants form a clump of coarse, light-green leaves, bearing stems of large, shaggy thistle-like flowers with bright canary-yellow petals. Excellent for cutting, fresh or dried, and sometimes used by commercial florists. Plants are not invasive or weedy in the least. Dislikes being divided or moved once established.
Extremely hardy, and a good choice for gardeners in prairie regions. Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun.
Approximately 50 seeds in 1 g packet.
Genus - Centaurea
Species - Macrocephala
Common name - Armenian Basket Flower
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 8
Height - 0,70 - 1 m
Spread - 0,45 - 0,60 m
Plant type - Herbaceous perennial
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Normal. sandy, clay
Water requirements - Dry to medium moisture
Landscape uses - Very effective when planted as specimen plants or in clumps in the perennial border due to the somewhat coarse and stiff growth pattern. May also be massed in the border or meadow.Border, Container, Foundation, Massing, Seashore, Specimen
Bloom season - June - July
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow
Sow Outdoors from April to June.
Sow in prepared seed bed in flowering position. Keep moist.
Germination in 14-28 days.
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