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Centaurea pulcherrima

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.7m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink purple
  • Leaf ColourSilver green

Description

Centaurea pulcherrima. A branched evergreen clump native to Turkey. Silvery green, lance-shaped leaves are pinnatifid. In mid summer purple pink flowers appear.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Turkey

Interest and use

Borders, banks

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

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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