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Centaurea dealbata

Also called Whitewash Cornflower


Centaurea dealbata - Persian Cornflower

More About Centaurea dealbata

  • Unique rosy-pink flowers
  • Clumps of deeply-lobed gray-green leaves
  • Leaves have a silver underside
  • Attractive to butterflies
  • Bloom Time: Early to midsummer

Zone:

3

Height:

40-60 cm

Spread:

75-90 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Persian Cornflower Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in an average, evenly moist, well-drained soil, in full sun, but tolerates a wide range of conditions. Prune after flowering to maintain shape, encourage new, compact foliage, and possibly extend blooming. Has a tendency to self-seed, but can be easily managed. Soils too rich may cause centaurea to grow leggy. 


Centaurea dealbata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Gray
Green