CENTAUREA 'Silver Feather'

Commonly known as Knapweed

Compact. Lilac-pink cornflowers above frosted silver foliage
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CENTAUREA 'Silver Feather'

 
  • Deciduous
    Finely divided foliage
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Lilac pink
  • Height
    45cm (18in)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Upright to mound-forming perennial. Flowers to 5cm (2in) across
  • Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Deeply divided leaves and flowers to 5cm (2in) across
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects
  • Pests & Diseases
    powdery mildew
  • Place of origin
    garden origin
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
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Centaurea - Growing Guide
45cm (18in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  60cm (24in)
 

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