|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.
Its finely-cut, narrow, light-green leaves are grayish below and can reach lengths up to 2 feet. Unstaked stems may flop over with the weight of the 2 to 3-inch-wide flowers.
Attributes - Centaurea dealbata
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Height: 2 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot, Rust.