Centaurea dealbata


Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

C. dealbata is a clump-forming perennial that typically grows to 24-30" tall with a spread to 24" wide. Pinnately-lobed basal foliage (to 18-24" long) is dark green above with whitish hairs underneath. Cornflower-like, lavender to rosy pink flowers (2-3" diameter), each flower having a deeply fringed ring of outer petals surrounding a center of paler inner petals

More About Centaurea dealbata

  • Native to Iran and the Caucasus
  • Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

Blooms from late spring to early summer atop stems clad with small, entire, sessile, upper leaves. Each flower head has distinctive involucre bracts. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

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2-3 ft


1-3 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Centaurea dealbata Characteristics


  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Cottage Garden
  • Dried Flower
  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Flower Color

  • Light Pink


  • Spreading
  • Clumping