Centaurea carina Caramia

Perennial Bachelor's Button, Cornflower, Basket Flower

$11.95 ea. (3+ discount) $11.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017 – Only a couple left!

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Bright violet pink, spiraled feathery petals surround pink quilled centers. Thistle-like flower buds open to bright flowers that are produced all summer on strong upright stems. Easy to grow.

Flowers are great for cutting and can be used for fresh arrangements as well as dried.


Item Code: CECA
Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 12-20"
Spacing: Plant 24" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Pink
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant

Centaurea General Information

Centaurea are trouble-free and easy to grow. Unusual buds open to provide fringed, thistle-like blooms. Foliage varies in texture, color and shape.

Centaurea Plant Care

Can be cut back by 2/3rds after blooming to freshen foliage. Prefers a normal to alkaline soil. Will spread to fill in. Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring or fall.