American Basketflower Flower
Centaurea americana | SKU: 0351-P50
- 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
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.