Centaurea triumfettii subsp. stricta

Centaurea triumfettii subsp. stricta

Erect centaury

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Centaurea triumfettii subsp. stricta
  • Common name: Erect centaury
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Blue

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Erect Centaury, Centaurea triumfettii subsp. stricta, bears clumps of woolly, lance-shaped,  grey-green leaves from which, tall, upright stems bear blue flowers with pink centres and contrasting dark stamens, in summer. It’s a lovely species, ideal for growing in rockeries and alpine gardens as well as part of a container display.

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Grow Centaurea triumfettii subsp. stricta in well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead regularly and protect foliage from slugs and snails. 

How to grow Centaurea triumfettii

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Centaurea triumfettii and wildlife

Centaurea triumfettii is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Centaurea triumfettii poisonous?

Centaurea triumfettii has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People