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Item ID: 2977
Genus: Centaurea
Plant Lists: Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Plants For Cutting, Wild Life, Hot and Dry Climates, Clay Tolerant, Indestructables, Bee Plants, Butterflies, Summer bloomers
Plant Type: Foliage
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Centaurea gymnocarpa
“Velvet Centaurea”

Centaurea gymnocarpa “Velvet Centaurea” Centaurea gymnocarpa “Velvet Centaurea”

You may recognize this plant if you frequent our retail nursery – it’s inhabited a very dry spot in our parking lot & has been neglected there for many years, but it never seems to look too worse for wear! Ever-grey, deer resistant & very drought tolerant, it grows 3-4’ tall and as much as 8’ across (though it’s easy to prune smaller) & it blooms for the better part of Spring – great big fluffy 2” purple flowers on long, white stems over elegantly divided leaves. Great for cutting & wildlife too! CLAY AND SHADE TOLERANT! Great choice for hillsides, neglected side yards, as well as any dryish garden. Hardy to 15-20° F.


Claire Woods
Propagator

Full Sun/Bright Shade
Avg.-No Summer water

Perennial Shrub
USDA Zones 8-10

Item ID: 2977
Genus: Centaurea
Plant Lists: Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Plants For Cutting, Wild Life, Hot and Dry Climates, Clay Tolerant, Indestructables, Bee Plants, Butterflies, Summer bloomers
Plant Type: Foliage