Centaurea carina Caramia

Perennial Bachelor's Button, Cornflower, Basket Flower

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 12-20" (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 / Accent: Pink / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

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.

Features to Note:

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

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.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: CECA