Centaurea rothrockii
Plants of the Southwest

Centaurea rothrockii

Basketflower

Basketflower is a tall, sturdy, biennial to 5 ft., with many long-lasting, long-stemmed flowers, summer through fall. The thistle-like flowers have pale centers and petals that become pink-blue at the tips. They open to 5" across. Seed heads resemble woven baskets. Sow in fall or stratify 1-2 months and sow in spring. Germinates slowly and in flushes. Zones 3-8.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 345678


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