Basket-flower, American Star-thistle, Basket Flower, American Starthistle, American Basketflower, Sweet Sultan, Shaving Brush Centaurea americana

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Centaurea americana

Family:

Asteraceae

Genus:

Centaurea

Species:

americana

Common Name:

Basket-flower, American Star-thistle, Basket Flower, American Starthistle, American Basketflower, Sweet Sultan, Shaving Brush

Seeds Per Pound:
34,958
Quantity:
1.8 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
61
Germination:
80%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Height:
5-6 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2016
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
annual
In Stock: 1.8 lb
Prices
  • Centaurea americana

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
10 g
12.50
1 oz
19.95
1 lb
169.50
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Centaurea americana , commonly called American Starthistle or American Basketflower , is an annual native to the southern central United States and northeastern Mexico.
* The plant looks similar to the thistles but lacks their prickly characteristics .
* The name basket flower refers to the stiff, straw-colored bracts just beneath the flower head, which are divided at the tip into long, sharp teeth. more...
* The plant is often cultivated for its showy flowers, and can sometimes be found outside its native range as an escape from cultivation.
* Blooms are 4" in diameter and are held from May until June. The plant can reach 5-6' tall and has rough 4" long lance-shaped leaves. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov