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Centaurea jacea

Centaurea jacea

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Centaurea jacea Overview

A perennial herb growing to 1.5cms. The leaves are variable but generally ovate. The purple or white florets are borne on clustered capitulums in summer.

Common problems with Centaurea jacea

How to propagate Centaurea jacea

Division

You can propagate by seeds or division in the autumn or spring.

Seed

Other uses of Centaurea jacea

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