Centaurea ruthenica plants – ( Russian Knapweed)

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Description

1 only in an 8cm pot just coming away for summer

This is a very rare plant from Russia and Romania. It has long straight green 120 cm stems, with prominent dark green, pointed ferny foliage with grey undersides. Its flowers have fluffy thistle-style heads which are a pale citron yellow with very fine crinkled tissue buff-colored bracts . Very few fertile seeds are collected.
The plant tolerates some drought, and likes well drained soil in a sunny position. Foliage dies down in winter and reemerges in spring. It is a good plant for the mid to back border of a garden.

The flowers are excellent for cutting.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Russian knapweed

Family

Asteraceae, Compositae

Maximum Height

1.2 m