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Centaurea dealbata (Mealy centaury)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Centaurea dealbata

Other names

Mealy centaury

Genus

Centaurea Centaurea

Species

C. dealbata - C. dealbata is an upright herbaceous perennial with divided silvery-green ovate leaves. In summer, it bears lilac flowers with pale centres and fringed petals.


Centaurea dealbata is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

Lilac in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey, Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Centaurea dealbata (Mealy centaury) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Centaurea dealbata

Other names

Mealy centaury

Genus

Centaurea Centaurea

Species

C. dealbata - C. dealbata is an upright herbaceous perennial with divided silvery-green ovate leaves. In summer, it bears lilac flowers with pale centres and fringed petals.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Lilac in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey, Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Centaurea dealbata (Mealy centaury) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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