Centaurea scabiosa grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Centaurea also known as Greater knapweed, Centaurea scabiosa perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-8.
Leaves color green in pinnate shape deeply lobed.
Centaurea scabiosa flower
Flower color purple to pink or white the flowers petals like little horns base that divide several needle shape, the petals “sit” on green “ball” with spines on it.
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How to grow Centaurea scabiosa growing and care:
Drained soil, moist soil, cool winter
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spines on the flowers
Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids
How to prune:
Prune dead leaves and flowers
Size of the plant?
20-60 cm (8-24 inches)
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Purple to pink or white the flowers petals like little horns base that divide several needle shape, the petals “sit” on green “ball” with spines on it.
Categories of growing
Planting Season: Autumn Planting, Spring Planting, Summer planting
Light exposure requirements: Full sun Plants
Climates that the plant can grow: Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate
Growing speed of the plant: Average growing plants
Plant life-form: Evergreen, Herbaceous, Perennial plant
Plant Uses: Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant: Small amounts of water
Hardiness zones: Hardiness zone 4, Hardiness zone 5, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8
Ornamental parts: Ornamental flower, Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Blooming season: Spring flowers, Summer flowers
Flower colors: Pink flower, Purple flower, White flower