Centaurea Dealbata

 

Centaurea Dealbata. Persian Cornflower. Hardy perennial with deep rose-pink flowers from May to July with silver-hued foliage. Does well on chalk. Grows to a height of 15 - 18 ins.

 

 

Plant in moist well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.