Flower Seed Head Seed
Zone 3-9 Hardy Great Prairie Flower Heritage Perennial Full Sun
3-4 Feet 2 Feet Attracts Butterflies Bees Birds
Blooms in Mid Summer/ Fall - Each yellow flower blooms for 2-3 Weeks
Asteraceae Family – Originating in Armenia – Great for the back of borders
Some other known names include Yellow Hardhat, Lemon Fluff, Basket Flower, Giant Knapweed, Great Golden Knapweed, Globe Centaurea, Golden Thistle, Globe Coneflower and Big Head Knapweed.
Centaurea Macrocephala is an excellent ornamental cut flower for fresh or dried arrangements. The base of the flower resembles a pinecone, artichoke or wicker basket.
Harvesting your own seeds from Centaurea Macrocephala is easy. Direct sow after the last frost in the Spring. Sow half inch deep in well drained soil.