|Easy to grow, this member of the daisy family is good for borders or wild gardens. Most annual types are grown for their frilly, cuttable flowers, and perennials for their felty, gray foliage. All like sun, and some are drought-tolerant. Attract birds. Start easily by seed in spring or fall or division. Self-sows, so may pop up where it is not wanted. May need staking.
A fresh-cut flower makes the perfect boutonniere. Dry them for potpourris and long-lasting bouquets. Cultivars and strains come in a range of colors, and heights from 12 to 36 inches. Biennial in warmer climates.
Attributes - Centaurea cyanus
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Blue, Pink, Red, White
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.