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Centaurea bella
Centaurea bella
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Centaurea bella


USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.125.020

The perennial cornflowers are cousins to the common Bachelor's Button, with showy heads of shaggy flowers. This species is low in stature and well suited to growing in a rock garden, or for edging. Foliage forms a mounding mat of grey-green divided leaves, setting off a display of lilac-pink flowers beginning in early summer and continuing for many weeks. Removing faded flower heads will encourage repeat blooming all summer long. Beautiful next to Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'.

Further details for
Centaurea bella

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.