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Armenian Basket Flower seeds. Centaurea macrocephala. Huge brown buds open to spectacular golden-yellow flowers. Perennial Flower Seeds Armenian Basket Flower. Thistlelike 3-4 inch golden yellow flowers are superb for cutting. Perennial Flower Seeds PR00719


a.k.a. Giant Yellow Knapweed

Centaurea macrocephala

Enormous brown buds open into spectacular 3-4 inch golden-yellow thistle-like flowers in midsummer. They attract butterflies and are superb in fresh or dried arrangements. Grows 3-4 feet tall. Great in conventional perennial borders or in hard to reach areas of the garden. Established plants are drought resistant and almost indestructible, living up to 15 or more years with minimum care. Self sows.

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50 Seeds: $2.25 QTY:


Direct sow Armenian Basket Flower seeds ¼ inch deep, in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 16-24 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant. Germination is spread out over a period of 30 days.
Comments: Full sun. Armenian Basket Flower plants tolerate heat and drought, will grow in any soil with adequate drainage. Best appearance in moderately fertile soil with occasional to regular water. Flowers attract butterflies, are excellent cut flowers for fresh or dried arrangements. Plants will self-sow unless old flowers removed. Armenian Basket Flower plants are salt tolerant; are an ideal perennial for coastal landscapes. Plants are low maintenance, easy to grow, and rabbit and deer resistant.

Centaurea macrocephala flower illustration circa 1810.