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Centaurea hypoleuca ‘John Coutts’

Turkish cornflower

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  • Centaurea hypoleuca ‘John Coutts’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Centaurea hypoleuca ‘John Coutts’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Centaurea hypoleuca ‘John Coutts’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDeep rose pink
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Centaurea hypoleuca ‘John Coutts’ (Turkish cornflower). Dark pinkish-red, thistle-like flowerheads with star-shaped petals appear singly on slender stems in early spring to early summer. Has deeply divided, grey-green, ovate leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Cornflower

Origin

Turkey

Interest and use

Border, wildflower/meadow

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  • Centaurea hypoleuca ‘John Coutts’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Deadhead to prolong flowers.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may be problem.

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