Height x Spread: 120cm x 50cm
Centaurea atropurpurea has deep red, thistle-like flowers during summer, held high on upright stems above a clump of deeply divided silver leaves.
An ideal plant for areas which are prone to drought - it thrives in full sun and well-drained soils. It is also tolerant of coastal salt spray. Plant in gravel gardens or seaside gardens, it will add height and look strikingly handsome in your flower beds and borders.