American Basket Flower- Rosy Lilac

Centaurea americana

Standard seed packet, 25 seeds

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American Basket Flower- Rosy Lilac

Centaurea americana

  • Annual 120cm
  • Easy to grow

Annual growing to 120cm tall. Native to North America these plants have an open upright habit with long slender stalks topped with puffy feathery lilac flower heads. The flower buds and underside of the flowers have an intricate basket weave pattern. Great for cottage gardens, wildflower meadows, beds and borders. Very easy to grow. Makes an excellent cut flower. Great for attracting bees and butterflies. Will grow in poor soil conditions. Also known as 'American star thistle' or 'thornless thistle'. 

How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 3mm
When: Autumn and spring
Germination: 14-21 days @ 15-20°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Annual
Plant Spacing: 20cm
Plant Height: 120cm
Position: Full sun, well drained moist soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 120 days
*Notes: Deadhead to prolong flowering. Plants may need some support.

(Product number: E8-11)
Seeds per gram: 85 seeds

SKU E8-11
Shipping Weight 0.0007kg
Botanical name: Centaurea americana
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 25 seeds
Seeds per gram: 85

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