Centaurea atropurpurea


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Centaurea atropurpurea

Rich burgundy fuzzy flowers and decorative silvery seed heads, make Centaurea atropurpurea a stately eye-catcher.

Those deep burgundy mops of blooms strut proudly on tall stems in summer.
And give striking contrast against a decorative rosette of silvery foliage below.

Wine Cornflower is a tough perennial for Full Sun.
Where it is heat, dry & frost hardy.
Plus water -wise and drought resistant.

Making Centaurea atropurpurea an ideal candidate for gardeners grappling with less than ideal conditions. It is a bonus that it can also cope with poorer soils if necessary.

An all-round tough, low maintenance perennial for hotter and drier gardens.

Upright 1.2m H x 60m W approx.

*** Not permitted for entry into Tasmania.


Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids

Scatter directly in the garden / or sow in punnets indoors for early plants.
Centaurea atropurpurea can be sown at any time of year.

Indoors for quick plants: Scatter the seed on the surface of good quality potting mix.

Lightly cover with mix to approx. 2mm.

Keep moist. A temperature of around 15-20°C is best for rapid germination.

Seedlings emerge in approx. 7-14 days.

Seed Count: 10 seeds per pack approx.