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Enormous brown buds open into spectacular, 3-4 inch, golden-yellow, thistle-like flowers in midsummer. Blooms attract butterflies and are superb in fresh or dried arrangements. Plants grow 3-4 feet tall.
Armenian Basket Flower is grown in perennial borders, and is tough enough to thrive on its own 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. Armenian Basket Flower seeds cannot ship to WA.
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.
Growing Armenian Basket Flower: 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 use in fresh or dried arrangements. Plants will self-sow unless old flowers removed. Armenian Basket Flower plants are salt tolerant; they are an ideal perennial for coastal landscapes. Plants are low maintenance, easy to grow, and resist rabbits and deer.