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Centaurea rhenana

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Features

  • BloomsApril to September
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPink, red-purple
  • Leaf ColourSilver-green

Description

Centaurea rhenana. This wild flowering species is a medium perennial, the leaves are medium green, linear and lobed. The flowers are small with green bracts.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Med, Asia, Australia

Interest and use

Grown for the flower heads that each have a thistle like centre surrounded by a ring of slender ray petals. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • 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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