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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.
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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: 
May 25, 2001 to June 20, 2001May 20, 2002 to June 28, 2002June 13, 2003 to July 4, 2003May 25, 2004 to July 19, 2004June 3, 2005 to July 20, 2005May 24, 2006 to July 13, 2006May 29, 2007 to July 20, 2007May 28, 2008 to June 24, 2008May 29, 2009 to June 25, 2009May 24, 2010 to June 18, 2010May 18, 2011 to June 28, 2011June 6, 2013 to June 28, 2013June 5, 2014 to June 30, 2014June 8, 2015 to July 4, 2015June 7, 2017 to June 30, 2017May 30, 2018 to June 28, 2018May 27, 2019 to June 27, 2019

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