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Centaurea macrocephala

Yellow cornflower

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.6m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourMid grey-green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Caucasus, Turkey

Interest and use

Naturaliser, border, cutting bed, dried arrangements

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds or division in the autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may be problem.

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