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Globe centaurea

Centaurea macrocephala

This uncommon yellow-flowering, almost thistlelike perennial -- a native of the Caucasus -- was sent to Monticello by Bernard McMahon in 1812. Nearly half of the flower species cultivated at Monticello originated with this Philadelphia nurseryman.

Growth Type: 
Perennial
Color(s): 
Yellow
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2001 May 25 to 2001 Jun 202002 May 20 to 2002 Jun 282003 Jun 13 to 2003 Jul 42004 May 25 to 2004 Jul 192005 Jun 3 to 2005 Jul 202006 May 24 to 2006 Jul 132007 May 29 to 2007 Jul 202008 May 28 to 2008 Jun 242009 May 29 to 2009 Jun 252010 May 24 to 2010 Jun 182011 May 18 to 2011 Jun 282013 Jun 6 to 2013 Jun 282014 Jun 5 to 2014 Jun 30
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