Globe centaurea

Centaurea macrocephala

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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: 3 - 9 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.009924,-78.453601

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 25 – Jun 202002: May 20 – Jun 282003: Jun 13 – Jul 42004: May 25 – Jul 192005: Jun 3 – Jul 202006: May 24 – Jul 132007: May 29 – Jul 202008: May 28 – Jun 242009: May 29 – Jun 252010: May 24 – Jun 182011: May 18 – Jun 282013: Jun 6 – Jun 28