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Centaurea dealbata ‘Steenbergii’

Persian cornflower

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDark pink red
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Centaurea dealbata ‘Steenbergii’ (Persian cornflower). An upright perennial with dark pinkish-red flowerheads freely growing in summer. Leaves are narrowly oval, finely cut and light green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Cornflower

Origin

Asia Minor, Iran

Interest and use

Cutting bed

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will require sun, and will grow in any well drained soil, even poor soil.

Propagation

Darkness is necessary for seed germination, annual sow direct. Deadhead regularly.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may be problem.

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