• Centaurea macrocephala

Centaurea macrocephala

Giant Knapweed, Armenian Basketflower, Bighead Knapweed, Globe Centaurea, Globe Cornflower, Golden Thistle, Yellow Thistle, Great Golden Knapweed, Yellow Hardhead
Size: ex 1.5L pots

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£7.99

Quick Overview

  • Lemon yellow thistle-like flowers
  • Large brown globe of involucral bracts
  • Pollinator-friendly
  • Full sun
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Description

Centaurea macrocephala, Giant Knapweed, is an enormous architectural Knapweed from the Caucasus that grows to 2m and bears bright lemon-yellow florets on top of a large brown spherical-shaped involucre. It's one of those head-turning plants that if you havn't seen it before, commands your attention and make you want to know what it is. Its large size means that it isn't as often seen as it should be as it requires a garden big enough to accomodate it.

Centaurea macrocephala is undemanding in its requirements but it flourishes in a sunny aspect with a dry, well-drained soil.

A bee-magnet, the pollinators can't get enough of it!

Additional Information

Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae
Sub-Family Carduoideae
Synonyms Grossheimia macrocephala
Geographical Origin Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey
Cultivation Full sun. Well-drained soil, but very tolerant of soil conditions. Drought-tolerant. Dead head after flowering
Eventual Height 1.5-2m
Eventual Spread 1m
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial

Centaurea macrocephala

Giant Knapweed, Armenian Basketflower, Bighead Knapweed, Globe Centaurea, Globe Cornflower, Golden Thistle, Yellow Thistle, Great Golden Knapweed, Yellow Hardhead
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£7.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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