- Annual plants grow to 4 foot tall
- 4-5 inch flowers bloom from papery, basket-like buds
- Can be used as a fresh-cut or dry flower
- Attracts butterflies and bees
- New offering from Seed Savers Exchange for 2022
(Centaurea americana) Splendid 4-5" mauve-colored flowers bloom from papery, straw-colored buds that resemble woven baskets. Their sweet, honey-like fragrance draws bees and butterflies to gardens, borders, meadows, and wherever else these unique flowers are sown. Basketflowers stand out in arrangements, whether fresh-cut or dry, and dry well in bud, flower, or spent-flower stage.