Centaurea Cineraria Purple
A silver foliage plant known for its tolerance to drought and frost. Its finely dissected silvery leaves, woolly on both sides, provide an excellent foil to other flowers and foliage. This versatile low growing perennial hails from the Mediterranean where it grows on exposed sites under difficult conditions. Purple thistle-like flowers appear in summer, often removed to retain design integrity. Perfect spilling out as edging or as infill in the border and companion to roses.
Plant in a full sun position in very free-draining soil to avoid root rot. Extremely drought-tolerant, preferring no supplementary water once established, copes well with frost. Remove flowers if necessary to retain design integrity. Easy to grow and maintain, plant in beds, borders, under roses or along pathways.