American Basketflower Flower

Centaurea americana | SKU: 0351-P50
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  • New for 2022
  • Annual plants grow to 4 foot tall
  • 4-5 inch flowers bloom from papery, basket-like buds
  • Can be used as a fresh-cut or dry flower
  • Attracts butterflies and bees

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Splendid 4-5" mauve-colored flowers bloom from papery, straw-colored buds that resemble woven baskets. Their sweet, honey-like fragrance draws bees and butterflies to gardens, borders, meadows, and wherever else these unique flowers are sown. Basketflowers stand out in arrangements, whether fresh-cut or dry, and dry well in bud, flower, or spent-flower stage. Annual, 4' tall. .

Learn to Grow American Basketflower Flower

Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep

Germination: 10-15 Days

Thin: 8-12" Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when light frost is still possible. Plants prefer average soil and tolerates dry conditions. Will self-sow profusely. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming.

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