I'm glad this performs well as an annual, since it stands no chance of surviving winter here. I liked the buds, which had a rosy cast before they opened to blue-purple fluffy flowers. the bluish-green leaves, prominently veined and serrated, are nice too.
||tender perennial (Z8-11)
||blue (late spring-summer)
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Several years after last growing Brazilian buttons on purpose, this plants suddenly volunteered in our rock garden – far from the curve garden where I had grown them before. Go figure.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|claudia boffard||Feb 21, 2011||I was able to identifiy centratherum punctatum on your excellent website. I found it growing in the Transvaal, South Africa, in a mild area called Magaliesberg, where it forms a low-lying, spreading and floriferous shrub in that climate. Thank you - it's beautiful and I'm so pleased to finally know it's name! |
- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F with light (72%G, 6-7d)
- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F (65%G, 6-14d)
Exposure to light apparently not necessary. Fairly long-lived seed.
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