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Centaurea macrocephala

For sale by Lewis Cottage Plants

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C.macrocephela is a magnificent perennial that is ideal for providing vertical interest in a sunny well drained border. The golden yellow shaggy thistle like blooms appear on strong stems and mid green , lance shaped leaves are followed by attractive seed heads. Also known as Armenian Basket Flower it is a reference to the woven base below the petals, which adds an interesting texture to the garden and for cutting. Growing to 5ft this is an excellent plant for the back of the border.

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1 litre

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Plant Finder: about Centaurea macrocephala

Common names

Yellow cornflower, Globe centaurea, Yellow hardhead, Golden knapweed, Cornflower


Centaurea macrocephala (Yellow cornflower). This is an upright deciduous perennial clump, The medium green leaves are lance-shaped and pinnatifid. It will bear long-lasting yellow dandelion-like flowers. They will bloom from summer until the first frost.


They like a sunny spot and will do well in average garden soils.

Interest and use

Naturaliser, border, cutting bed, dried arrangements

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Centaurea macrocephala | Devon, EX17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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