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Centaurea 'Pulchra Major'           Family: Asteraceae   (Aster)          
Knapweed, Hardhead

 

Picture of Centaurea  'Pulchra Major'

 Photography by: Dr. Allan Armitage

       
Type: Perennial
Hardiness range: 4A - 8B
Height: 24" to 4' / 60cm to 1.20m
Spread: 12" to 24" / 30cm to 60cm
Growth rate: Average
Exposure: Partial shade or partial sun to full sun
Persistence: Deciduous, broadleaf
Bloom color: Purple, red
Bloom season: Mid Summer
Bloom attributes: Suitable for cut flowers
Leaf color: Green
Fruit color: n/a
Water requirements: Dry
Soil pH requirements: Neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type: Sandy, loamy
Form: Upright or erect
Landscape uses: Border, rock garden
Attributes and features: Naturalizing
   
Picture of Centaurea  'Pulchra Major'

 Photography by: Dr. Allan Armitage

Picture of Centaurea  'Pulchra Major'

 Photography by: Dr. Allan Armitage

 

 

Centaurea 'Pulchra Major'

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