Centaurea macrocephala

Rare. To 1 metre. Large yellow, thistle-like flowers in mid-summer. Good cut/dried flower.. Sun and good drainage. Resents disturbance. Winter dormant.

Rare. To 1 metre. Large, yellow, thistle-like flowers in mid-summer. Good cut/dried flower. Sun and good drainage. Tolerates droughts once established. Resents disturbance. Winter dormant. 

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