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Centaurea Silver Feather


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Great for wildlife
May - July
60cm x 45cm
Cut Flowers
Fully Hardy
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Centaurea Silver Feather: The silver fox of the garden! With its shimmering foliage, it’s the plant equivalent of rocking a stylish silver mane. This perennial is here to make all the other plants jealous!

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Introducing Centaurea Silver Feather, a botanical treasure that adds a touch of enchantment to any garden. This ethereal perennial showcases delicate silver-grey foliage that shimmers like moonlight, creating a captivating contrast against the vibrant greenery around. Centaurea Silver Feather is a true showstopper, stealing the spotlight with its unique and eye-catching appearance. Its finely textured leaves form a soft, feathery mound, evoking a sense of elegance and grace. As the sunlight dances upon its silvery foliage, it transforms your garden into a magical realm. But this beauty isn't just about looks. Centaurea Silver Feather thrives in full sun to partial shade, adapting to various garden conditions with ease. Its compact growth habit makes it a versatile addition to borders, rock gardens, or containers, effortlessly enhancing the overall aesthetics of your outdoor space. In Summer, Centaurea Silver Feather rewards you with an extra touch of magic by producing clusters of delicate, lavender-blue flowers that emerge above its silver foliage. The ethereal blooms sway gently in the breeze, attracting butterflies and pollinators, infusing your garden with life and movement. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, Centaurea Silver Feather is a must-have for your botanical collection. Its striking silver foliage, adaptability, and easy care make it a captivating focal point that elevates any garden design. Prepare to be enchanted by the ethereal beauty of Centaurea Silver Feather and let it cast its enchanting spell upon your outdoor sanctuary.

Planting Conditions

Centaurea Silver Feather thrives in a sunny to partially shaded position, embracing the warmth of the sun while tolerating some shade. It prefers well-drained soil and can adapt to a variety of soil types, including sandy or loamy soil. When planting, ensure proper spacing to allow air circulation around the plant. This perennial is versatile, suitable for borders, rock gardens, or containers. With its ability to withstand different planting conditions, Centaurea Silver Feather brings its ethereal beauty to your garden, creating a captivating and magical atmosphere.

Watering & Feeding

Centaurea Silver Feather requires moderate watering during its active growing season. Ensure that the soil is consistently moist but not waterlogged. Avoid over-watering, as it can lead to root rot. Once established, it exhibits good drought tolerance and can withstand periods of reduced watering. As for feeding, a well-balanced, slow-release fertiliser in Spring can provide the necessary nutrients for healthy growth and vibrant foliage. Avoid excessive fertilisation, as it can lead to leggy growth. With proper watering and occasional feeding, Centaurea Silver Feather will maintain its silver foliage and continue to enchant with its ethereal beauty in your garden.

General Care

Caring for Centaurea Silver Feather is a breeze, allowing you to enjoy its enchanting beauty with minimal effort. This perennial thrives in full sun to partial shade and adapts well to various soil types. Once established, it requires moderate watering, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Deadheading spent blooms promotes continuous flowering. Centaurea Silver Feather is relatively low-maintenance, with few issues concerning pests or diseases. However, regular monitoring is recommended. With its resilient nature and easy care, Centaurea Silver Feather will bring a touch of magic to your garden, captivating all who encounter its ethereal silver foliage.