Scientific Name: Centaurea dealbata Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:Persian cornflower Texture:Fine
Family Name:AsteraceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Central / west Asia Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Lobed, Simple, Alternate, Basal, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Obovate, Entire
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Pink, Jun- Jul- Aug
Fruit: Achene, Brown
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Tall background, Woodland margin, Attract butterflies
Key ID Features:Leaves pinnately-lobed and irregularly to deeply divided (sometimes appearing as false leaflets but midrib blase tissue present at least near the apex), lower surface covered in silver hairs; flower heads appear shaggy, up to 7 cm wide.